The St Albans Psalter

Author: Jane Geddes
Editor: British Library Board
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The St Albans Psalter, made in the 1130s, is one of the great monuments of English Romanesque painting and has survived the disasters of religious upheaval and war in pristine condition. The sequence of forty full-page miniatures illustrating the Life of Christ establishes their artist, the so-called Alexis Master, as one of the most influential painters in early twelfth-century England. It includes 215 initials illustrating the psalms in a vigorously literal way. Their inventiveness and charm belie the complex theological and personal messages which they convey. This new book by Dr. Jane Geddes is the first to reproduce so much of the psalter in color, but it also fully integrates the psalter's contents into the historical context of its probable patron, Abbot Geoffrey of St Albans and its recipient, the Anglo-Saxon hermitess Christina of Markyate. Using a record of Christina's life, written by a St Albans monk, the book examines in depth every aspect of the psalter, tying it in closely to the lives of Christina of Markyate and Abbot Geoffrey. Through her close analysis, Geddes provides a profound insight into female literacy, Anglo-Norman relations, the organization of England's premier scriptorium, monk-nun relations and the emerging Anglo-Norman language. This new book demonstrates the significance of the St Albans Psalter, which in social terms is as important as the Bayeux Tapestry, crystallising the artistic, spiritual and emotional integration of Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

The St Albans Psalter

Author: Kristen M. Collins
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606061453
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"The St. Albans Psalter: Painting and Prayer in Medieval England is published on the occasion of the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from September 20, 2013, to February 2, 2014."--ECIP galley.

The St Albans Psalter

Author: Kristine Edmondson Haney
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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The St. Albans Psalter (c. 1125-1135), is generally regarded as the earliest surviving masterpiece of Anglo-Norman painting. Its extensive picture cycle includes over 200 historiated initials accompanying the psalms and prayers. This book focuses on these initials, examining their relationship to the text, the sources upon which they draw, the design process, the messages encoded into them, and the ways they would have been read by a contemporary audience. Addressing these issues sheds new light on the development of Anglo-Norman art, the role of major Benedictine foundations in this process, and the ways these houses reached out not only to those within their communities, but also to the laity in a time of relative insecurity.

The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

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Albani Psalter

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The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

Author: Jochen Bepler
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The St Albans Psalter Albini Psalter

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The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

Author: Otto Pächt
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Enth.: The full-page miniatures / by Otto Pächt. The initials / by C.R. Dodwell. Preface and description of the manuscript / by Francis Wormald.

The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

Author: Otto Pächt
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Enth.: The full-page miniatures / by Otto Pächt. The initials / by C.R. Dodwell. Preface and description of the manuscript / by Francis Wormald.

The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

Author: Otto Pächt
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Enth.: The full-page miniatures / by Otto Pächt. The initials / by C.R. Dodwell. Preface and description of the manuscript / by Francis Wormald.

The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

Author: Francis Wormald
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The St Albans Psalter Albani Psalter

Author: Otto Pächt
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Enth.: The full-page miniatures / by Otto Pächt. The initials / by C.R. Dodwell. Preface and description of the manuscript / by Francis Wormald.

Francis Wormald Otto Paecht C R Dodwell The St Albans Psalter London 1960 Review

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England Under The Norman And Angevin Kings

Author: Robert Bartlett
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198227418
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This vivid and and comprehensive account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest lays bare the patterns of everyday life and increases our understanding of a medieval society at a time when England was more closely tied to Europe than ever before.

St Albans And The Markyate Psalter

Author: Kristen Collins
Editor: Studies in Iconography: Themes
ISBN: 9781580442589
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"These essays were born as papers delivered at Seeing and Reading in Twelfth Century England, a symposium held jointly at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014, in conjunction with the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister."

Women Writing And Religion In England And Beyond 650 1100

Author: Diane Watt
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474270646
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Women's literary histories usually start in the later Middle Ages, but recent scholarship has shown that actually women were at the heart of the emergence of the English literary tradition. Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650–1100 focuses on the period before the so-called 'Barking Renaissance' of women's writing in the 12th century. By examining the surviving evidence of women's authorship, as well as the evidence of women's engagement with literary culture more widely, Diane Watt argues that early women's writing was often lost, suppressed, or deliberately destroyed. In particular she considers the different forms of male 'overwriting', to which she ascribes the multiple connotations of 'destruction', 'preservation', 'control' and 'suppression'. She uses the term to describe the complex relationship between male authors and their female subjects to capture the ways in which texts can attempt to control and circumscribe female autonomy. Written by one of the leading experts in medieval women's writing, Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650–1100 examines women's literary engagement in monasteries such as Ely, Whitby, Barking and Wilton Abbey, as well as letters and hagiographies from the 8th and 9th centuries. Diane Watt provides a much-needed look at women's writing in the early medieval period that is crucial to understanding women's literary history more broadly.

The Musical Repertoire At St Albans England In The Twelfth Century

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Alban And St Albans

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Contents: Religion and Art in St Alban's City; The late antique Passion of St Alban; Britain's Other Martyrs: Julius, Aaron and Alban at Caerleon; The Origins of St Albans Abbey: Romano-British Cemetery and Anglo-Saxon Monastery; Offa, Ælfric and the Refoundation of St Albans: The Alban Cross; Early Recycling: The Anglo-Saxon and Norman Re-use of Roman Bricks with special reference to Hertfordshire; The Medieval Building Stones of St Albans ABbey; Remembering St Alban: the Site of the Shrine and the Discovery of the Twelfth-century Purbeck Marble Shrine Table; The Place of St Albans in Regional Sculpture and Architecture in the Second Half of the Twelfth Century; The Thirteenth-century West Front of St Albans Abbey; The Gothic Reconstruction of the Nave and Presbytery of St Albans Abbey; A Survey and Dating of the Timber Structures in the Central Tower of the Abbey Church; Pilgrims' Souvenir Badges of St Alban; The St Albans Monks and the Cult of St Alban: the Late Medieval Texts; The Chantry of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; The Great Screen and its Context. By a variety of contributors.

Christina Of Markyate

Author: Samuel Fanous
Editor: Psychology Press
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The essays collected in this volume survey the life of Christina, her work & the extant lives of the saint. The contributors draw on research from a wide area of medieval scholarship & the collection includes both introductions to the saint & closely researched scholarly papers.

The Life Of Christina Of Markyate

Author: Samuel Fanous
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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'I wish to remain single, for I have made a vow of virginity.' This is the remarkable story of the twelfth-century recluse Christina, who became prioress of Markyate, near St Albans in Hertfordshire. Determined to devote her life to God and to remain a virgin, Christina repulses the sexual advances of the bishop of Durham. In revenge he arranges her betrothal to a young nobleman but Christina steadfastly refuses to consummate the marriage and defies her parents' cruel coercion. Sustained by visions, she finds refuge with the hermit Roger, and lives concealed at Markyate for four years, enduring terrible physical and emotional torment. Eventually Christina is supported by the abbot of St Albans, and her reputation as a person of great holiness spreads far and wide. Written with striking candour by Christina's anonymous biographer, the vividness and compelling detail of this account make it a social document as much as a religious one. Christina's trials of the flesh andspirit exist against a backdrop of scheming and corruption and all-too-human greed.