This book demonstrates the potential of the discipline to contribute to Reformation studies in 1480–1580. It is the result of the second joint conference of the Society for Medieval Archaeology and the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology.
Introduction Public Worship and Iconoclasm 1. Public Worship and Iconoclasm 2. Iconoclasm and Adaptation: The Reformation of the Churches in Scotland and the Netherlands 3. The Catholic Reformation and the Parish: The Church of Saint Thégonnec (Finistére, France) 1550–1700 4. Fixtures or Fittings? Can Surviving Pre-Reformation Ecclesiastical Material Culture be Used as a Barometer of Contemporary Attitudes to the Reformation in England? 5. The Reformation and Unfinished Churches in Finland 6. Reformation of What? Whose and Which Reformation is Exposed in Danish Wall-Paintings? 7. The Wall-Paintings of Sulsted Church, Denmark: Between The Middle Ages and the Reformation? Private Devotion and Material Culture 8. Reformation and Transformation: What Happened to Catholic Things in a Protestant World? 9. Pots, Prints and Protestantism: Changing Mentalities in the Urban Domestic Sphere, c. 1480–1580 10. The Archaeology of Viceregality: Charles Brandon's Brief Rule in Lincolnshire 11. Nicholas Poyntz and Acton Court: A Reformer's Architecture 12. From Popular Devotion to Resistance and Revival in England: The Cult of the Holy Name of Jesus and the Reformation* 13. Public Worship, Private Devotion: The Crypto-Jews of Reformation England Dissolutionl And Scapes and Secular Power 14. Recycling the Monastic Fabric: Beyond the Act of Dissolution 15. Monastic Architecture: Destruction and Reconstruction 16. Northern Ireland: The Afterlife of Monastic Buildings 17. Dissolution or Reformation? A Case Study from Chester's Urban Landscape 18. The Conversion of Former Monastic Buildings to Secular Use: The Case of Coventry 19. Tenements in London's Monasteries c. 1450–1540 20. The Houses of Henry VIII's Courtiers in London 21. Some Aspects of the Reformation of Religious Space in London, 1540–1660 Corporate Charity and Reformation 22. Reforming Corporate Charity: Guilds and Fraternities in Pre- and Post-Reformation York 23. Deconstructing a Symbolic World: The Reformation and the English Medieval Parish Chantry 24. John Carpenter's Library: Corporate Charity and London's Guildhall 25. The London Merchant Taylors Burial and Commemoration 26. Choices and Changes: Death, Burial and the English Reformation 27. Dust to Dust': Revealing the Reformation Dead 28. A Protestant Habitus: 16th-Century Danish Graveslabs as an Expression of Changes in Belief 29. A Reformation of Meaning: Commemoration and Remembering the Dead in the Parish Church, 1450–1640 30. Tombs of Brass are Spent: Reformation Reuse of Monumental Brasses