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By Charlotte A. Stanford

ISBN-10: 1409401367

ISBN-13: 9781409401360

The booklet of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is a unprecedented medieval rfile relationship from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, service provider and aristocratic sessions. those contributors indexed presents to the cathedral development fund given in trade for prayers for the donors' souls. the development directors (the Oeuvre Notre-Dame) additionally outfitted a chapel devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary within the nave that housed the booklet and showcased prayers and lots more and plenty for the development benefactors. Chapel, booklet and west entrance venture shaped a 3 half commemorative technique that appealed to the devoted of town and effectively competed opposed to different non secular institutions additionally delivering memorial services.

Charlotte A. Stanford's examine is the 1st to comprehensively learn the unpublished e-book of Donors manuscript and exhibit the kinds and styles of presents made to the cathedral. It additionally compares those present entries with these in previous obituary documents saved by means of the cathedral canons, in addition to different medieval obituary notices stored through parish church buildings and convents in Strasbourg. research of the ebook of Donors notes the rise of non-public info and requests in fifteenth-century entries and discusses the several memorial possibilities on hand to the religious. This research attracts a shiny photo of existence in overdue medieval Strasbourg as visible throughout the lens of devotional and memorial practices, and may be of specific curiosity to students of artwork heritage, reminiscence, and medieval city life.

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