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This section is now produced by Oliver Harris with contributions from Sally Badham, Paul Cockerham, Philip Lankester, Sophie Oosterwijk, Andrew Sargent and others. We all wish to thank Philip Lankester who produced the Recent Publications for any years but has now handed over to Oliver.
Originally the older Recent Publications was removed from the website, for the reasons of limited space, when a new edition arrived. Then when we obtained more web space this section merely tagged the latest Recent Publications onto the end of the previous Recent Publications so that this section became not only increasingly lengthy but effectively upside down. This has now been revised: this section will contain only the current Recent Publications; all the previous material has been moved elsewhere but may be accessed here. The current Latest Publications will eventually be tagged onto this list as before when a new edition is received.
I hope the long and unwieldy list will be of interest to some and hopefully one day it will be edited.
Oliver Harris, with contributions from Sally Badham, Michael E Howgate, Sophie Oosterwijk and Andrew Sargent. Suggestions for future issues may be sent to OliverDHarris@netscape.net.
On the patronage exercised by the powerful Mahaut, Countess of Artois, including
discussion of her effigial monument at Saint-
Bruno Barber, Christopher Thomas & Bruce Watson, 2013, Religion in Medieval London:
archaeology and belief (Museum of London Archaeology: London. ISBN 978-
Religious belief was central to the life and death of medieval Londoners. In this popular book, one chapter deals with ‘the last things’, drawing on monuments and on cemetery excavations which have revealed much about health, diet and demography. Other chapters deal with such topics as monasteries, military orders, hospitals and of course churches.
Jerome Bertram, 2013, ‘The brass of King Christopher I at Ribe’, Trans Monumental
Brass Soc, 18:5, 388-
A report on the indent of the figure brass (originally with an inlaid alabaster face) of King Christopher I (d.1259) of Denmark, recently recovered from beneath the high altar of Ribe Cathedral. The brass is identified as Flemish work, and parallels are found in Scotland. A date of c.1320 is suggested.
Rebekah Carson, 2014, ‘The quintessential Christian tomb: saints, professors, and
Riccio’s tomb design’, Renaissance Studies, 28:1, 90-
A study of Andrea Riccio’s large tomb monument (c.1516-
Paul Cockerham, 2013, ‘Cathédrale ou collégiale?: monuments and commemoration in
late medieval Toul’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18:5, 423-
A study of the many incised effigial slabs of Toul, Meurthe-
Juan Eugenio De La Rosa, 2011, ‘In paint, stone and memory: the tomb of Titian and
the Habsburg Dynasty’, Athanor [Journal of Florida State Univ Dept of Art History],
An account of the enormous Carrara marble monument to the painter Titian (d.1576) in the Church of the Frari, Venice, commissioned by the Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, executed by Luigi, Pietro and Andrea Zandomeneghi, and dedicated in 1852.
Rachel Dressler, 2012, ‘Sculptural representation and spatial appropriation in a medieval chantry chapel’, in Elina Gertsman & Jill Stevenson (eds), Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: liminal spaces (Boydell: Woodbridge. 406pp; 106 b/w, 8 colour illus; ISBN 9781843836971; hbk; £60)
On the ‘spatial politics’ dictating the arrangement of the 14th-
Discusses the mural monument at Aston Clinton (Bucks), with extravagant trophies of arms, to Wood, who served prominently in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Jessica Freeman, 2013, ‘The commemorative strategies of the Frowyks of medieval London
and Middlesex’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18:5, 391-
A longitudinal study of burials and other commemorative strategies of the Frowyk family, originally London merchants but later associated with South Mimms (Middx), over some ten generations from the late 13th to early 16th centuries.
Maureen Daly Goggin & Beth Fowkes Tobin (eds), 2013, Women and the Material Culture
of Death (Ashgate: Farnham. xxii+384pp; 78 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Essays examining women’s relationships with the practices and rituals of death through
the prism of material culture. Contributions include E A Wright on three 19th-
John Goodall, 2013, ‘Parish church treasures’, Country Life, 207 spacer
Since the beginning of 2013, this regular one-
Andrew Gordon & Thomas Rist (eds), 2013, The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern
England: memorial cultures of the Post Reformation (Ashgate: Farnham. 259pp; 23 b/w
illus; ISBN 978-
Essays addressing remembrance in the material, textual and performative cultures
Joseph J Gwara & Philip A Hayden, 2013, ‘A Wrottesley hatchment recovered’, Coat
of Arms, 3rd ser. 9:1, 23-
Discusses the funeral hatchment for John, first Baron Wrottesley (d.1841), thought to have been hung originally in Tettenhall church (Staffs) and now in a private collection in the United States.
Robert Halliday, 2013, A History of Suffolk Gravestones (Arima: Bury St Edmunds. 122pp; b/w illus; ISBN 9781845495954; pbk; £9.95)
Robert Halliday, 2013, Graves of the Famous and Notable (Arima: Bury St Edmunds. 110pp; b/w illus; ISBN 9781845496029; pbk; £9.95)
Two companion works on burials in Suffolk: the first focusing on monuments and markers, the second on the commemorated. Gravestones discusses the development and symbolism of monuments from the middle ages onwards, epitaphs, mausoleums, animal graves, and unusual burial places.
Eva Hausdorf, 2012, Monumente der Aufklärung: Die Grab-
A study of monuments of the Enlightenment by the French sculptor Jean-
Rainer Hugener, 2014, Buchführung für die Ewigkeit: Totengedenken, Verschriftlichung
und Traditionsbildung im Spätmittelalter (Chronos Verlag: Zurich. 486pp; ISBN 978-
A study of commemorative practices centred on texts such as necrologies, obituaries, and anniversary books. It contains a catalogue of these documents from Switzerland from the 9th to 18th centuries (approximately 1,300 documents), and will be of interest to memoria researchers.
Peter Klein, 2012, ‘Pembridge parish church: some 17th-
An investigation into some of the lost and altered medieval features of Pembridge
church, making use of 17th-
Paul Koudounaris, 2013, Heavenly Bodies: cult treasures & spectacular saints from the Catacombs (Thames & Hudson: London. 192pp; 105 mainly colour illus; ISBN 9780500251959; hbk; £18.95)
A sumptuously illustrated study of a group of skeletons disinterred from the Roman
Catacombs in 1578 and identified as early Christian martyrs. They were subsequently
reassembled, embellished with gold, jewels and costumes, and sent to German-
Suzanne Glover Lindsay, 2012, Funerary Arts and Tomb Cult: living with the dead in
A study of ‘tomb cult’ in 18th and 19th-
Melody Mobus, 2013, ‘The Burford school of masons’, Oxoniensia, 78, 99-
An account of three dynasties of architectural masons (the Strongs, the Kempsters, and the Beauchamps), who emerged from quarries in the Burford area and were active in Oxfordshire in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Their work included tomb monuments, some of which are identified.
Haude Morvan, 2013, ‘Architecture dominicaine et promotion de nouveaux saints: autour
de la tombe de Clément IV à Santa Maria in Gradi (Viterbe)’, Bulletin Monumental,
On the tomb monument of Pope Clement IV (d.1268) in Viterbo, originally in the sanctuary
of the Dominican church of Santa Maria in Gradi, moved in 1741 to a side-
Nicholas Orme, 2013, ‘William Newton, rector of the Bonhommes of Edington, 1465-
An investigation into the effigial monument to a cleric at Edington, Wilts. The author plausibly identifies it, on the basis of its rebus and other circumstantial details, as that of William Newton; and provides further details of his life and tenure as rector of the community of Bonhommes.
Stefano Pagliaroli, 2013, ‘L’epitaffio di Pietro Bembo per Raffaello’, in Guido Beltramini,
Davide Gasparotto & Adolfo Tura (eds), Pietro Bembo e l’invenzione del Rinascimento,
An essay in the catalogue of an exhibition (held in Padua in early 2013) on the humanist
scholar Pietro Bembo (1470-
Michael Penman (ed.), 2013, Monuments and Monumentality across Medieval and Early
Modern Europe (Shaun Tyas: Donington. xxii+298pp; 139 mainly colour illus; ISBN
An important collection of twenty essays emerging from the conference of the same title held at Stirling in 2011. Contributions range chronologically from the 10th to the 17th centuries; geographically from Scotland and Norway to Poland and Portugal; and thematically from medieval churchyards to the restoration of royal tombs. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
N Powers et al, 2013, ‘“No certain roof but the coffin lid”: exploring the commercial
and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of
Excavated human remains are hedged around with legal, ethical and financial considerations.
These priorities can risk the loss of valuable information, including demographic
data, evidence for burial practices and coffin furniture. The authors argue that
Nicholas Riall, 2013, ‘The Waller tomb at Stoke Charity, Hampshire: conservative
monument or a late pre-
A reassessment of the tomb of John Waller (d.1526) and his wife Johane, conventionally
dated from its inscription to c.1525, but which reveals no sign of Renaissance influence.
Drawing on stylistic comparisons with work at Winchester Cathedral, the author proposes
an attribution to Thomas Bertie, the Bishop of Winchester’s master mason, and a re-
Christian Schuffels, 2012, Das Brunograbmal im Dom zu Hildesheim: Kunst und Geschichte
einer romanischen Skulptur (Schnell & Steiner: Regensburg. 160pp; 24 colour, 33 b/w
illus; ISBN 978-
Many members will be familiar with the Romanesque tombstone of Presbyter Bruno (d.1194) in Hildesheim Cathedral from the plaster cast in the V&A collection. This study is divided into three parts: the life of Bruno, his monument, and its subsequent reception.
Bettina Ulricke Schwick, 2012, ‘Dieser Steyn / Soll der Nachwelt Zeuge seyn’: Untersuchungen
zu barockzeitlichen Epitaphien der Reichsstadt Regensburg, Regensburger Studien und
Quellen zur Kulturgeschichte 20 (Schnell & Steiner: Regensburg. 332pp; 16 colour,
137 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Based on doctoral research, this study focuses on the Baroque memorials to the citizens of Regensburg, both Catholic and Protestant. It includes a catalogue of 64 monuments.
Cinzia Maria Sicca & Louis A Waldman (eds), 2012, The Anglo-
Essays on Florentine artistic activity in pre-
Peter Sinclair, 2013, Medieval Walkern and Magna Carta (Walkern History Soc. 134pp;
price £10. ISBN: 978-
The book, the first published by this recently founded society, includes a chapter devoted to the ‘de Lanvalei’ monument in the church of St Mary the Virgin, Walkern (Herts). Copies can be ordered online at www.walkernhistorysociety.co.uk or purchased locally from the Walkern Gallery or the Brewery Tea Rooms.
Gavin Stamp, 2013, ‘Architecture’, Apollo 177:608 (Apr. 2013), 84-
Pondering the debate over a tomb design for the rediscovered remains of Richard III,
the author reviews other English royal tombs, but prefers the streamlined modernist
design in metal by Jože Plečnik for Karel IV (d.1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman
Emperor, installed in 1934-
A history of this mainly Protestant cemetery (favoured by British and North American expatriates) from its origins in the 18th century, and covering the threats from development it has managed to avert. Includes notes on over 300 occupants.
Alexandra Stara, 2013, The Museum of French Monuments 1795-
A study of the museum created by Alexandre Lenoir in the wake of the French Revolution
in the former convent of the Petits-
Sarah Tarlow & Liv Nilsson Stutz (eds), 2013, The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology
of Death and Burial (Oxford Univ Pr: Oxford. xix+849pp; 126 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A volume of 44 chapters which aims to provide a global overview of the theory and
practice of mortuary archaeology. The focus is on human remains, but several contributors
George Thomson, 2013, ‘Lettering on small brass plates 1600-
An analysis of lettering styles adopted for a corpus of some 1250 inscriptions on small external and internal brass plates, mainly from England, discussing historical development and geographical distribution, and drawing comparisons with gravestones.
Kate Tiller, 2013, Remembrance and Continuity: war memorials and local history (British
Assoc for Local History: Ashbourne. 56pp; 47 colour & b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A brief but authoritative guide to local war memorials, including discussion of pre-
Elizabeth C Tingle, 2012, Purgatory and Piety in Brittany 1480-
A study of beliefs about the often fluid concept of Purgatory, and the practices
that accompanied them, in late-
Dennis Wardleworth, 2013, William Reid Dick, sculptor (Ashgate: Farnham. 230pp;
49 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
The first monograph since 1945 dedicated to this major but neglected sculptor, whose work included numerous war memorials, as well as that to Lord Kitchener with recumbent effigy in St Paul’s Cathedral (1925), and the tomb effigies of George V and Queen Mary in St George’s Chapel, Windsor (1953).
Ray Westlake, 2013, ‘Remembering the Great War – All Hallows-
On World War I memorials in the City of London, including two at All Hallows by Cecil Thomas in the form of tomb chests with recumbent effigies. They commemorate the former vicar and founder of ‘Toc H’, Rev Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton (d.1972), and Lt Alfred Forster (d.1919).
Philip Whittemore, 2012, ‘Nicholas de Nale, Ragusan merchant, and his brass’, Trans
London & Middx Arch Soc, 63, 229-
An account of a London-
Philip Whittemore, 2013, ‘Animal creation: the curious brass to Thomas Rymer Jones’,
Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18:5, 490-
Describes the brass at King’s College, London, to Thomas Rymer Jones (d.1880), Professor of Comparative Anatomy. The design features a range of animals, reflecting Jones’s view of the natural world as a system of divine creation.
A S Wilson et al, 2013, ‘“Men that are gone … come like shadows, so depart”: research
practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of Post-
How can the huge source of potential information represented by excavated human remains
best be optimised while still affording dignity to the individuals concerned? The
large numbers of remains from post-
Maureen Wright, 2012, ‘The tomb of Archbishop George Abbot’, Surrey Arch Collections,
A study of the tomb by John and Matthias Christmas in Holy Trinity Church, Guildford,
for George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury 1611-
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