Wooden Images

Wooden Images
Stock Number: B731
Circa: 1999
Full Description:

Wooden Images: Misericords and Medieval England by Juanita Wood

Hardback 1999.  179 pages with 163 black & white photos.  Condition: very good and clean throughout.  Slight fading to the otherwise very good dust jacket.

This work interprets the carvings on misericords as social commentary.  They are not examined as decorative embellishments or pieces of church furniture, but rather "read" as intimate glimpses into the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of a segment of the English medieval population.

Chapters include:

Necessary Enticements - From Temptress to Virgin

Men and Challenges - Up to the Test

Mayhem and Merriment - Medieval Entertainment

Political Wit and Other Rebellions

Deadly Reminders - The Battle for the Soul

Price: £38.00
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