A Critical Companion to English Mappae Mundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

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A Critical Companion to English Mappae Mundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

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This volume provides a comprehensive Companion to the seven most significant English mappae mundi. It begins with a survey of the maps' materials, types, shapes, sources, contents, conventions, idiosyncrasies, commissioners and users, moving on to locate the maps' creation and use in the realms of medieval rhetoric, Victorine memory theory and clerical pedagogy. It also establishes the shared history of map and book making, and demonstrates how pre-and post-Conquest monastic libraries in Britain fostered and fed their complementary relationship. A chapter is then devoted to each individual map. An annotated bibliography of multilingual resources completes the volume.

ISBN

9781783274222

Publication Date

Fall 11-2019

Publisher

Boydell & Brewer

City

Rochester, NY

Keywords

Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture, History of Religion, Medieval History

Disciplines

Medieval Studies

A Critical Companion to English Mappae Mundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

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