The devotional image in later medieval England

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This article reviews the surviving material and documentary evidence for the patronage, meaning, use and destruction of devotional images in the late medieval English parish church. The article provides a critical appraisal of medieval archaeology's potential to contribute to wider interdisciplinary scholarship on devotional and commemorative practices, the rise of a literate and devotionally-engaged laity, and the impact of early modern iconoclasm on the devotional topography of the late medieval parish church.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain
EditorsChristopher Gerrard, Alejandra Gutierrez
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780198744719
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2018


  • Devotion
  • Image

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