York explores the archaeology, art, architecture and cultural heritage of the city in the late Middle Ages.
In the years since the resurrection of the British Archaeological Association conference, in 1976, the association has met in the city only once (in 1988), for a conference that celebrated Yorkshire Monasticism. As a consequence, the secular and vernacular architecture as well as the architecture, art and imagery of York Minster were excluded from its scope, something redressed in the meeting that took place in 2017. As many recent publications have focused on York in the earlier medieval period, this book shines a much needed light on the city in the later Medieval Ages. Starting with a range of essays on York Minster by authors directly involved in major conservation projects undertaken in the last 10 years, the book also includes information on the vernacular architecture and transport infrastructure of York, as well as the parochial and material culture of the period.
Illuminating the extensive resources for the study of the late Middle Ages in England’s second capital, this book provides new research on this important city and will be suitable for researchers in Medieval archaeology, art history, literature and material culture.
Table of Contents
- The Shrines of St William of York Reconstructed
- The Patronage of the Chapter-House in York Minster
- The Chapter-House Roof of York Minster
- York Minster at the time of the Black Death: the Stained Glass and Chantry-Chapel of Archbishop Zouche
- The Constructional Context of the Great East Window at York Minster
- Looking for John Thornton: the Great East Window of York Minster Revisited
- Archaeology and the Investigation of Vernacular Buildings in Late Medieval York
- Medieval Yorkshire Roads, Bridges and York Merchants
- The Early Sixteenth-Century Stained-Glass Programme of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York
- The Material World of the York Plays
Gareth Dean and Jayne Rimmer
Lisa Reilly and Mary B. Shepard
Sarah Brown is Professor of the History of Art at the University of York and Director of the York Glaziers’ Trust. Her research focus is stained glass history and conservation.
Sarah Rees Jones is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York. She specialises in the history of the later Middle Ages with a particular interest in urban societies and the lived environment.
Tim Ayers is Professor of the History of Art at the University of York. He specializes in English art of the later middle ages, with a particular research interest in stained glass.