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Treasure is a broad subject, which can be understood in a number of ways, from the economic to the aesthetic, the personal to the political; for the middle ages, it is both a powerful cultural reality and a metaphor. However, despite its importance, this is the first volume to be devoted to the subject. The articles bring together a variety of critical approaches and themes in different periods and contexts throughout the medieval period, covering subjects such as gender, fashion, patronage, ethnicity, death and burial, piety, display and poetics.ELIZABETH M. TYLER teaches at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York.Contributors: DOMINIC JANES, TIMOTHY REUTER, MARTIN CARVER, LESLIE WEBSTER, PAULINE STAFFORD, ELIZABETH M. TYLER, JENNY STRATFORD, NICOLA F. MCDONALD, JOHN CHERRY

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First Published: 07 Dec 2000
13 Digit ISBN: 9780952973485
Pages: 188
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: York Medieval Press
Series: York Medieval Press

Details updated on 01 Nov 2014

Contents

  • 1  Treasure, Death and Display from Rome to the Middle Ages
  • 2  'You Can't Take It with You': Testaments, Hoards and Movable Wealth in Europe, 600-1100
  • 3  Burial as Poetry: the Context of Treasure in Anglo-Saxon Graves
  • 4  Ideal and Reality: Version of Treasure in the Early Anglo-Saxon World
  • 5  Queens and Treasure in the Early Middle Ages
  • 6  'When Wings Incarnadine with Gold are Spread': The Vita Ædwardi Regis and the Display of Treasure at the Court of Edward the ConfessorEdward the Confessor
  • 7  The Goldenes Rössl and the French Royal Collections
  • 8  Lusti tresor: the Economics of the Erotic in Gower's Confessio Amantis
  • 9  'Treasure in Earthen Vessels': Jewellery and Plate in Late Medieval Hoards