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Newcastle and Northumberland Roman and Medieval Architecture and Art

By Jeremy Ashbee Copyright 2013
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

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    by Routledge

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    This book is an outcome of the summer conference on the theme Newcastle and Northumberland. It examines the heritage of north-eastern England ranging from the sculpture of the Roman occupation through the monuments and architecture of the Anglo-Saxon and Norman periods.

    1. The Making of Newcastle 2. By Divine Decree: Roman Sculpture from North-East England 3. Stones of the North: Sculpture in Northumbria in the ‘Age of Bede’ 4. Eyes of Light: Colour in the Lindisfarne Gospels 5. Apostolically Inscribed: St Cuthbert’s Coffin as Sacred Vessel 6. Henry II, Anglo-Scots Relations, and the Building of the Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne 7. The Construction of the Gothic Priory Church of Hexham 8. Medieval Saints’ Cults at Hexham 9. The Pulpitum at Hexham Priory 10. The Architecture of Tynemouth Priory Church 11. Manuscripts, History and Aesthetic Interests at Tynemouth Priory 12. He went round the holy places praying and offering’: Evidence for Cuthbertine Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne and Farne in the Late Medieval Period 13. The Early Development of Alnwick Castle, c. 1100–1400 14. Border Towers: A Cartographic Approach 15. Women Behaving Badly. Warkworth Castle: Protection or Paranoia?


    Jeremy Ashbee