Changing Landscapes in Urban British Churchyards


Author(s): S. E. Thornbush and Mary J. Thornbush

Pp: 1-8 (8)

Doi: 10.2174/9789811441264120010003

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The first chapter introduces the historical archaeological approach adopted. Background is provided with inputs from historical archaeological frameworks as well as a cross-temporal approach that employs seriation as a method. The chapter presents the research questions and conceptual framework for the book as well as an outline of its contents. The classic archaeological study by Dethlefsen and Deetz is comparatively introduced alongside other influencing factors on funerary architecture and art, encompassing social, economic, cultural, religious, and spatial aspects.

Keywords: Anglican, Consumer choice theory, Cultural influences, Culturehistorical approach, Headstone, Motifs, Parish churchyards/kirkyards, Presbyterian, Religious influences, Social influences, Spatiality, Stylistic changes.

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