Norwich Cathedral: Church, City, and Diocese, 1096-1996

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Ian Atherton
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 784 pages
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Norwich Cathedral, founded in 1096 by Bishop Herbert de Losinga, is of outstanding importance both architecturally and historically. Its archives, dating back to the time of its foundation, as well as the building itself, its decoration and contents, constitute an unbroken and fascinating record. Norwich Cathedral, 1096-1996 deals with all aspects of the church's history, both institutional and artistic. Written by experts, and heavily illustrated, it has been designed to be accessible to the general reader.

The building itself is Romanesque, augmented by later Gothic campaigns. It has of course also undergone repair and modification throughout the centuries both in detail and occasionally in substance. It nevertheless keeps its early identity essentially intact. Its contents, from all periods of its history but notably the middle ages, are themselves of great interest: the medieval roof bosses are uniquely rich, as are the wall paintings.
 

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Contents

Herbert de Losinga
22
Herbert de Losinga and the Foundation
36
An Introduction
47
The Cathedral Site before Io96
59
The Romanesque Sculpture
98
Jill A Franklin
116
The Influence of the Cathedral on Romanesque
136
The Gothic Campaigns
158
I9 The Medieval Polychromy
379
2O The Panel Paintings and Stained Glass
410
2I The Medieval Decorative Ironwork 43 I
431
Aspects of Heraldry and Patronage
451
The Monuments
467
The Bells
494
Refoundation and Reformation 15381628
507
The Cathedral in the Georgian Period 17201840
576

IO The Gothic Sculpture
197
The Influence of the Gothic Parts of the Cathedral
210
THE CATHEDRAL AND THE PRIORY Io96I 538
229
I3 The Cathedral and the City
255
I4 The Medieval Church and the Wider World
281
I5 The Medieval Customary of the Cathedral Priory
314
The Estates of Norwich Cathedral Priory IIoI1538
339
I8 The Vault Bosses
363
The Cathedral 18401945
615
The Close
634
3I The Dean and Chapter Estates since the Reformation
665
Music in the Cathedral
688
Restorations and Repairs after World War II
728
Epilogue
745
Bishops Priors and Deans 7 59
759
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