Religion in Medieval London: Archaeology and Belief. Book by Bruce Watson, Bruno Barber, Christopher Thomas. Museum of London Archaeology.

Religion in Medieval London

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Religious belief was central to the lives - and deaths - of all medieval Londoners.
Archaeology sheds light on many aspects of belief: from organised religion, both Christianity and Judaism, to superstition or witchcraft; places of worship from the smallest parish churches to the great Cathedral of St Paul; tiny objects of personal devotion to entire monastic landscapes.

Cemetery excavations reveal how Londoners responded to mortality both individually and together in the face of catastrophes such as the Black Death, while the events of the Reformation dramatically transformed both institutions and beliefs.

This fully illustrated book provides an introduction to the evidence of belief from the Museum of London's archaeological excavations in the capital, with a particular focus on the programme of work, supported by English Heritage, on the sites of many of London's monasteries.



Publisher: MOLA

ISBN: 9781907586071

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