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dc.contributor.advisorFawcett, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorLuxford, Julian
dc.contributor.authorSwarbrick, Elizabeth Joy
dc.coverage.spatialxxi, 569 p.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T14:40:11Z
dc.date.available2017-11-30T14:40:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/12210
dc.description.abstractCollegiate churches were founded for two essential aims: the augmentation of divine worship, and the salvation of souls. This thesis brings to light just how important material and aesthetic enrichments were in regards to these functions. The vast majority of collegiate churches in Scotland were substantially augmented around the time of their foundation. Patrons undertook significant building programmes and provided a variety of furnishings and ornaments to facilitate and enrich the services their body of clergy performed. Precise statutes were laid down in order to ensure that clergy were skilled singers and organists. Many founders also made provision for their burial within their collegiate churches so that they could garner the maximum spiritual benefit from the organisations that they had founded. To the author’s knowledge, this is the first in-depth account of the art and architecture of Scottish medieval colleges. This thesis looks closely at the architecture, furnishings, rituals, music, imagery, and commemorative functions of the forty-nine collegiate churches founded in Scotland. A close concentration on this institutional form has meant that buildings, artworks, and practices which have hitherto not received significant scholarly attention have been carefully scrutinised. Furthermore, by looking at so many aspects of collegiate churches, the present study enriches an understanding of these institutions by providing a more holistic picture of their functions and significance. Ultimately this thesis examines why physical and aesthetic enrichment went hand in hand with the founding of a college, and what role this material culture had in regards to how collegiate churches functioned.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectArten_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectScotlanden_US
dc.subjectMedievalen_US
dc.subjectChurchesen_US
dc.subjectCollegesen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectLiturgyen_US
dc.subjectChurch furnishingsen_US
dc.subjectCommemorationen_US
dc.subjectTombsen_US
dc.subjectPietyen_US
dc.subjectPatronageen_US
dc.subjectChantriesen_US
dc.subject.lccNA5474.S8
dc.subject.lcshChurch architecture--Scotland--Historyen
dc.titleThe medieval art and architecture of Scottish collegiate churchesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorBritish Archaeological Associationen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Electronic copy restricted until 31st May 2022. Illustrations in electronic copy permanently restricteden


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