Studies in Late Medieval Wall Paintings, Manuscript Illuminations, and Texts

  • Clifford Davidson

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About this book


This volume is an interdisciplinary consideration of late medieval art and texts, falling into two parts:  first, the iconography and context of the great Doom wall painting over the tower arch at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, and second, Carthusian studies treating fragmentary wall paintings in the Carthusian monastery near Coventry; the devotional images in the Carthusian Miscellany; and meditation for “simple souls” in the Carthusian Nicholas Love’s Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ. Emphasis is on such aspects as memory, participative theology, devotional images, meditative practice, and techniques  of constructing patterns of sacred imagery.

Clifford Davidson is Professor of English and Medieval Studies Emeritus at Western Michigan University. He has written voluminously on medieval drama, iconography and the visual arts, and medieval and early modern literature. He was director for a quarter century of the Early Drama, Art, and Music project in the Medieval Institute. His most recent book is Corpus Christi Plays at York: A Context for Religious Dramaand, in collaborations with Martin Walsh and Ton Broos, an edition of Mary of Nemmegen, with the original Dutch play upon which it was based.


philosophy of art church religious art Holy Trinity Coventry Early Modern

Authors and affiliations

  • Clifford Davidson
    • 1
  1. 1.The Medieval InstituteWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47475-5
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