9781785510861

Durham Cathedral The Shrine of St Cuthbert

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  • ISBN13:

    9781785510861

  • ISBN10:

    178551086X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-08-10
  • Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Inc.

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Summary

  • A fresh and illuminating look at Durham Cathedral, a truly stunning building
  • Specially commissioned photography

Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to Durham Castle, with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping around, the profile of this World Heritage Site is instantly recognizable. Started in 1093 and dedicated to Cuthbert, a Saxon saint, the cathedral was a pioneering building – which makes the 40 or so years it took to complete an astonishing achievement. The cathedral was a fitting symbol of the power of the Norman prince bishops, who were charged by the king to defend the realm from the constant threat of invasion. Perched on its rocky peninsula next to a great Norman fortification, the cathedral therefore spoke of human as well as divine power. This beautifully illustrated guide introduces the reader to the glories of Durham, and features the newly opened ‘Open Treasure' exhibition.

Author Biography

The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove is the former Dean of Durham Cathedral.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The cathedral
Entering the cathedral
Nave
South transept and Durham Light Infantry Chapel
Tower and crossing
Quire
Sanctuary
South quire aisle
Shrine of St Cuthbert
Chapel of the Nine Altars
North quire aisle
Galilee Chapel and the Venerable Bede
Open Treasure
Cloister and College
Brief history
The cathedral today

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