Cathedrals under Siege
Cathedrals in English Society, 1600-1700
Stanford E. Lehmberg
Stanford Lehmberg is Professor of History in the University of Minnesota, USA, and one of the most eminent American historians of British history. His numerous books include biographies of leading Tudor Englishmen and the fundamental study of English cathedrals during the Reformation period: 'The Reformation of Cathedrals: Cathedrals in English Society, 1485-1603' (Princeton, 1988)
"The Grace and Beauty of the Whole City" The Early Seventeenth Century – "One Peevish Difference or Another" The Civil War and Interregnum – "Rattling Down Proud Becket's Glassy Bones" The Restoration of Cathedrals – "The Happy Return of the Church” The Dean and Chapter – an Open Elite Writings of the Cathedral Clergy – “Every Bookseller's Stall Groans" Cathedral Finance – "Under the Burden of Much Want" Cathedral Music and Musicians – "The Unutterable Ravishing Soul's Delight" Cathedrals in Seventeenth-Century Society (1) – "The Greatnesse and State of that Church" Cathedrals in Seventeenth-Century Society (2) – "The Indevotion and Sloth of the Age" Bibliography Index
A very solid achievement of excellent scholarship - massive, extensive, even relentless ... [Lehmberg] has searched out archival evidence all over the realm and bases his conclusions on a thorough, personal inspection of the cathedrals of England… The story is beautifully told and proves fascinating.
Size: 286 x 228 mm
Publication: June 1, 1996