Iconography and inspiration: the parish churches of East Anglia, c. 1300-1540

Carole Elizabeth Alice Carson

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This study examines and analyses four surviving sources of iconography found in the naves of medieval parish churches within the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, England. The sources are those of wall paintings, roodscreens, wood carvings, and stone carvings, including fonts. Prosperous parishioner involvement in the choice, themes and placement of the iconography is examined, as are the possible relationships between various forms of devotional literature and the iconography. The overall conclusion is that there was method and planning behind the subjects and placement of the iconography. Detailed appendices give the church locations, subjects and placement of the iconography.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Tarbin, Stephanie, Supervisor
  • Van Gent, Jacqueline, Supervisor
Award date5 Jul 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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