Image, music and lived reality in fifteenth-century Midlands alabaster

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A study of the contemplative depth achievable in the late Middle Ages by Midlands alabaster images via their propensity, in combination with light and - crucially - music, to evoke process and hence an enhanced, 'living' experience for the worshipping devotee. The essay uses a series of contemporary visual and musical examples to make this case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance, ceremony and display in late medieval England
Subtitle of host publicationEssays from the 2018 Harlaxton Symposium
EditorsJulia Boffey
PublisherShaun Tyas
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781907730856
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventHarlaxton Symposium 2018: Performance, Ceremony and Display in Late Medieval Britain - Harlaxton Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameHarlaxton Medieval Studies


ConferenceHarlaxton Symposium 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGrantham, Lincolnshire


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