“The Condition Of Menevia”

Studies in the History of St Davids Cathedral

Editor(s) Jonathan Wooding,J. Wyn Evans

Language: English

Genre(s): Medieval, Religion, History

  • February 2024 · 176 pages ·210x148mm

  • · Paperback - 9781837720873
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781837720880
  • · eBook - epub - 9781837720897

About The Book

St David’s Cathedral is Wales’s most important medieval church and the principal shrine of its patron saint. The nine chapters in this collection, by prominent scholars of architectural and church history, focus on two periods of activity that most contribute to the building we see today: the period of its first construction, beginning in 1182, and the sustained period of modern restoration which commenced in 1791. The cathedral is shown to be a notable product of Romanesque architecture in Britain that has survived challenges of geography and politics to remain Wales’s most visited cathedral in the twenty-first century. The book’s chapters explore the early and modern history of St Davids, as well as the design, fabric and fittings of the cathedral, as well as their restoration in the modern era.

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Jonathan Wooding

Jonathan M. Wooding is a senior lecturer in church history at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Author(s): J. Wyn Evans

Wyn Evans is Honorary Fellow of University of Wales and Visiting Fellow of Oxford Brookes University.

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