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.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 197mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861976682
  • 9781861976680
  • 2,499,207

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Sunday Telegraph - Westminster Abbey is the third title in Profile's Wonders of the World series, which 'promises to be an outstanding series on the world's great monuments.' The Independent - 'A masterly addition to Profile's admirable 'Wonders of the World' series. His elegant account is embellished with a host of human details.'show more

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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