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    Choices and changes: death, burial and the English Reformation

    Harding, Vanessa (2003) Choices and changes: death, burial and the English Reformation. In: Gaimster, D. and Gilchrist, R. (eds.) The Archaeology of Reformation, 1480-1580. Barnsley, UK: Maney Publishing, pp. 386-398. ISBN 9781904350002.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: It is quite possible that the Reformation had far less impact on the personal religious beliefs and superstitions of the English people than has been thought. This collection of thirty essays, from the Archaeology of Reformation Conference held in the British Museum in 2001, is based on the premise that archaeology can provide the most reliable insights into how the Reformation affected daily life in England and, to a lesser degree, in north-western Europe. The most obvious impact that the Reformation had was its creation of spaces where churches and monasteries once stood. Another dominant theme of the book is `what happened to Catholic things in a Protestant world?' Post-Reformation attitudes can be found in new trends in church fixtures and fittings, in iconography, in the architecture of new churches, in the reuse and secularisation of monastic buildings and religious paraphernalia, in the development of corporate parishes and guilds and in the burial and commemoration of the dead. Many of the papers are well-illustrated with relatively few notes.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 16:24
    Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 16:24
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18002

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