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Incised Effigial Slabs of the Pays de la Loire

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Paul Cockerham lives in the Pays de la Loire and has been studying the incised effigial slabs of the region for many years. In this book, he uncovers their various meanings, as gravemarkers and tools to encourage intercession for those they commemorate, and how they were commissioned by a socially diverse range of patrons, from ecclesiastical grandees to the lesser clergy, and from knights and esquires to widows and members of the professional classes. The corpus even includes some royal tombs, for branches of the French national family and the ducs de Bretagne.

The book features a detailed inventory recording each slab in turn, with full analysis and references (pages 238–370), followed by glossary, bibliography and index and then a generous secton of nearly 250 colour plates, photographs of surviving slabs and reproductions of the famous drawings by Roger de Gaignières, courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

When published the book will cost £40, but there is a pre-publication offer of £35. Click below for more details and an order form.

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