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 1096
59
The Romanesque Building
73
The Romanesque Sculpture 116
98
The Influence of the Cathedral on Romanesque
136
The Gothic Campaigns
158
The Medieval Polychromy
379
The Panel Paintings and Stained Glass
410
The Medieval Decorative Ironwork
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

The Gothic Sculpture
197
The Influence of the Gothic Parts of the Cathedral
210
THE CATHEDRAL AND THE PRIORY 10961538
229
The Cathedral and the City
255
The Medieval Church and the Wider World
281
The Medieval Customary of the Cathedral Priory
314
The Estates of Norwich Cathedral Priory 11011538
339
The Vault Bosses
363
The Cathedral 18401945
615
The Close
634
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
759
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