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CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PROLOGUE Art, Imagination and Authority: Four Paths of Enquiry PART ONE EDIFICATION CHAPTER I CANTERBURY: THE AESTHETICS OF MARTYRDOM The Lily and the Rose St Thomas and St Denis The heroic mode and Canterbury's 'humanism' CHAPTER II THE ASCETICS The Masters The Apostles of Simplicity The sad case of Abbot John CHAPTER III MARY'S GREAT CHURCHES: LINCOLN AND SALISBURY Arma virumque cano: St Hugh of Lincoln and the 1190s O rerum novitas! Salisbury and the Langtonians PART TWO SANCTIFICATION CHAPTER IV VIRIDITAS: ELY AND ST ETHELDREDA The daughters of Anna Gems and buds CHAPTER V THE CLEFTS OF THE ROCK: WELLS Historiola The West Front CHAPTER VI BECKET'S CROWN The inner consecration of life Holy Bishops, Holy Kings, Holy Friends PART THREE REGULATION CHAPTER VII ORNAMENTA Lateran IV: scope and limitations Adiaphora The Becket model St Albans: edification, consolation and monastic reform Contentions CHAPTER VIII PASTORALIA School and confessional Castle of Love, Temple of the Lord Picturing the Curriculum St Edward's Speculum What to do and think at Mass Crux Horribilis: censorship in London and the cura animarum PART FOUR EXPRESSION CHAPTER IX THE TREE OF LIFE Tree and Flower Imago Agens Sweetness CHAPTER X SUDDEN GLORY Ave facies Praeclara Joy, but not Mirth The Envy of Angels? CHAPTER XI MUSIC AND THE ANGELIC Theophilus's Pact Angelization and Seduction: the Angel Choir at Lincoln EPILOGUE Towards 1300: Virtuosity and Strangeness NOTES ABBREVIATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Architecture, Gothic England, Church architecture England, Liturgy and architecture England, Architecture and religion England, England Church history