This book explores the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of the city of Cracow and the surrounding region of Lesser Poland. It highlights the role of Cracow and Lesser Poland as a vibrant artistic centre fostering links with Italy, Bohemia, Germany and France.
Table of Contents
1. The Oldest Fragments of Sculptural Decoration from Wawel Hill 2. The Church of St Andrew, Cracow 3. The Chapel of Casimir the Great at the Dominican Church of the Holy Trinity, Cracow 4. The Figures on the Sides of the Tomb-Chest of King Casimir the Great: A Reassessment of the Iconography of the Polish Kingdom Reborn 5. Veit Stoss and Late Gothic Sculpture in Lesser Poland: Selected Issues 6. Architecture and Ceremony in Cracow and Prague, 1335–1455 7. A New Appraisal of Zbigniew Oles´nicki’s Pontifi cale Cracoviense (Cracow, Archiwum Kapituły Katedralnej na Wawelu, MS Kp 12) 8. Identity on the Edge: The Architecture of the Cistercian Abbeys in Lesser Poland 9. Archaeological Excavations at the Cistercian Monasteries of Je˛drzejów, Szczyrzyc and Koprzywnica 10. The Cistercian Abbey at Mogiła: The Latest Research and New Questions 11. The Clock Dial at Mogiła Abbey and Possible Associated Clock Mechanisms 12. Liturgy and Astrology: The Orantes on the Crypt Floor in the Collegiate Church at Wis´lica 13. ‘Wer nicht recht tut den fure ich vor recht’: Wrocław’s Late Gothic Pillory in Contexts 14. Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Poland and the Baltic Timber Trade, c. 1250–1650