Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting - John Schofield

Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting - John Schofield

Religion in towns: churches, religious houses and cemeteries

Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting - John Schofield

John Schofield [+-]
Museum of London (retired)
John Schofield is now retired from the Museum of London, and is an archaeologist writing various books and reports. He is archaeologist for St Paul's Cathedral, London, and has produced a large report 'St Paul's Cathedral before Wren', published by English Heritage in 2011. Also in 2011 he published 'London 1100-1600' for Equinox Press, in the series Archaeology of Medieval Europe, of which he is series editor. This book was awarded the London Archaeological Prize for the best archaeological publication in London in the years 2011-12, on 16 November 2012.
Alan Vince † [+-]
Alan Vince worked at the Museum of London from 1980 to 1988, and then at the City of Lincoln Archaeological Unit. He was the director of Alan Vince Archaeological Consultancy based in Lincoln until his death in February 2009.

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The social order of the medieval town is often very clearly mirrored in the buildings constructed for religious purposes at the time. Churches were not just built for the specific purpose of worship; they also acted as centres of their community. Because of comparatively little disturbance over the centuries compared to secular sites, religious buildings -- churches, cemeteries and related buildings and artefacts greatly contribute to our understanding of what medieval people believed. Topics covered include: - archaeological assessment and recording of churches - the growth of a church and its various uses - fittings, patronage and architectures; church interiors - burials and cemeteries - parish churches - pilgrimages and fraternities - religious houses and cathedrals - friaries - hospitals

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Schofield, John ; Vince † , Alan . Religion in towns: churches, religious houses and cemeteries. Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 175-211 Sep 2005. ISBN 9781845530389. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24830. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24830. Sep 2005

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