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By Jeannie Labno

ISBN-10: 0754668258

ISBN-13: 9780754668251

The examine of funeral monuments is a transforming into box, yet monuments erected to commemorate young children have thus far obtained little awareness. while the perform of erecting monuments to the lifeless used to be frequent throughout Renaissance Europe, the majority of those venerated adults, with little ones in most cases merely showing as a part of their mom and dad' memorials. even if, as this examine unearths, in Poland there built a truly various culture of funerary monuments designed for, and devoted to, person young ones - daughters in addition to sons. The publication comprises 5 significant elements, that could be learn in any order, notwithstanding the final sequencing relies at the premise that an figuring out of the context and historical past will improve a studying of those attention-grabbing baby monuments. for this reason, there's a development of information offered from the wider context of the sooner components, in the direction of the ultimate elements the place the particular baby monuments are mentioned intimately. hence the booklet starts off with an summary of the broader cultural contexts of funerary monuments and the place teenagers geared up into this. It then strikes directly to to examine the 'forgotten Renaissance' of important Europe and in particular the location in Poland. the center half addresses the 'culture of memory', analyzing the function of funerary monuments in reinforcing social, non secular and familial continuity. The final elements care for the actual monuments: empirical facts, iconography and iconology. via this illuminating attention of kid's monuments, the booklet increases a number of attention-grabbing questions in relation to Polish social and cultural lifestyles, family members constitution, attitudes to youngsters and gender. It additionally addresses the problem of why Poland witnessed this strange improvement, and what this tells us concerning the transmission of cultural and inventive rules throughout Renaissance Europe. Drawing upon social and cultural background, visible and gender reports, the paintings not just asks vital new questions, yet offers a clean point of view on a few known issues and topics inside of Renaissance history.

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