Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

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In terms of those functions, the Abbey is the most complex church in existence - perhaps the most complex of all buildings. It has been abbey, pilgrimage church, cathedral; and it is now a collegiate church and royal peculiar. The foundation document of modern Presbyterianism was written within its walls; and its chapter for centuries served as a house of parliament. In a highly original book classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns shows us how to look at this microcosm of history with new eyes. Westminster Abbey is the third title in Profile's Wonders of the World series.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 136 x 204 x 26mm | 381.02g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861976488
  • 9781861976482

About Richard Jenkyns

Richard Jenkyns is Professor of the Classical Tradition, University of Oxford, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and author of a number of books including Dignity and Decadence: Some Classical Aspects of Victorian Art and Architecture and The Victorians and Ancient Greece.show more

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