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Westminster Abbey — Richard Jenkyns

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

The style is agreeable, the judgments intelligent and the perspective humane. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. From Baroque to Victorian -- Ch. There is much a about the changing of art in the Abbey and the use of tomb space. In active service as a cathedral, a burial place for the esteemed and a venue for much-televised coronations and funerals, Westminster Abbey is also a clutter of monuments to poets, scientists, saints and kings, the divine and the pedestrian.

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Westminster Abbey by Jenkyns, Richard

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

To place an order for this book contact. I found the book engaging, interesting , and informative, if a little dry and overwhelming in detail in spots. Another excellent, condensed historical account. The style is agreeable, the judgments intelligent and the perspective humane. I would enjoy an updated volume this one dates to 2004 ; it could include an analysis of the recent royal wedding of William and Kate, and the inclusion of trees in the Abbey during the ceremony. The dust jacket is missing.

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Westminster Abbey — Richard Jenkyns

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

National cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, backdrop to the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales--this rich and extraordinary building unites many functions. The grave was dug in Poets Corner at night, the coffin lowered in the next morning. The books tend to the dry and academic, but do offer a fairly comprehensive background and explanation of some amazing sights including the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon, St. Peter's in Rome, and many more. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. It was an un Another excellent, condensed historical account.

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Nonfiction Book Review: WESTMINSTER ABBEY by Richard Jenkyns, Author . Harvard Univ. $19.95 (224p) ISBN 978

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

Jenkyns described it Well written book on the history, architecture, and ceremony of Westminster Abbey. We hear the voices of those who have described its forms, moods, and ceremonies, from Shakespeare and Voltaire to Dickens and Henry James; we see how rulers have made use of it, from medieval kings to modern prime ministers. The church in the city -- Ch. There is a beautiful passage about the Tomb of the Unknown. There is a bit of that, of course, in particular in the first chapter. Before it could be covered, word got out and thousands descended on the church.

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Westminster Abbey by Richard Jenkyns

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

But the primary look is too seeing how the Abbey and society or philosophy of society intertwine and reflect one another. Series Title: Responsibility: Richard Jenkyns. The Abbey imagined -- Ch. I've read a couple of Dickens' biographies, but learned in this book that he wanted to be buried in Rochester. Thomas More's end was near. The book is modest in size and, as it costs £15. Westminster Abbey is both an appreciation of an architectural masterpiece and an exploration of the building's shifting meanings.

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Westminster Abbey — Richard Jenkyns

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

He was born in 1740 and sang as a tenor in the Abbey Choir from 1783-1806 and became Master of the Choristers in 1793. Westminster Abbey is the third in Profile's 'Wonders of the World' series, which has so far produced gems on the Parthenon and the Alhambra. Join Our Mailing List: to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Further reading His will is at , Kew, Surrey. Before it could be covered, word got out and thousands descended on the church. He never seems to have had an inscribed gravestone.

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westminster abbey jenkyns richard

Peter's in Rome, and many more. Having only seen the exterior of the Abbey on a long layover in London previously, I am now thoroughly excited for an upcoming trip when I will be able to venture inside. In a highly original book, classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns teaches us to look at this microcosm of history with new eyes. I've read a couple of Dickens' biographies, but learned in this book that he wanted to be buried in Rochester. In that room, the Act of Succession was passed and St. Westminster Abbey is a secular hymn to a great church.

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westminster abbey jenkyns richard

The grave was dug in Poets Corner at night, the coffin lowered in the next morning. In a highly original book classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns shows us how to look at this microcosm of history with new eyes. Find new facing-page translations of classic works from the , , , and. . The books tend to the dry and academic, but do offer a fairly comprehensive background and explanation of some amazing sights including the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon, St.

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Westminster Abbey — Richard Jenkyns

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

Jenkyns described it as the largest event since medieval times. I would enjoy an updated volume this one dates to 2004 ; it could include an analysis of the recent royal wedding of William and Kate, and the inclusion of trees in the Abbey during the ceremony. The site of ceremony -- Ch. This book gives a great introduction to Westminster Abbey covering its architecture, its history, and its continuing significance in British culture and national consciousness. Jenkyns has done a great job of intriguing me with the unique combination of religious, political, artistic, and even scientific history to be found within Westminster. This book is part of a series from Harvard University Press, called Wonders of the World, covering mainly significant works of historical architecture.

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Westminster Abbey — Richard Jenkyns

westminster abbey jenkyns richard

Crossposted at This small book is a history of the Abbey but not just in a traditional linear sense. We hear the voices of those who have described its forms, moods, and ceremonies, from Shakespeare and Voltaire to Dickens and Henry James; we see how rulers have made use of it, from medieval kings to modern prime ministers. We hear the voices of those who have described its forms, moods, and ceremonies, from Shakespeare and Voltaire to Dickens and Henry James; we see how rulers have made use of it, from medieval kings to modern prime ministers. National Cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, backdrop to the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales. Jenkyns, an Oxford professor with a fine historical sensibility, is a witty and erudite teacher. This is both an appreciation of an architectural masterpiece and an exploration of the building's shifting meanings.

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