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
EditorsJulia Boffey
Publication statusPublished - 2020