Arne Bugge Amundsen, Tarald Rasmussen, Hallgeir Elstad

Norwegian Epitaphs 1550–1700

Contexts and Interpretations

As part of a detailed introduction to the post-Reformation church topography of Norway, some 140 epitaphs preserved in all parts of Norway from the period 1550 to 1700 are documented with illustrations, descriptions and short biographies. In addition to numerous illustrations of the epitaphs, the volume contains transcriptions of all inscriptions as well as their translation into English.


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Bandnummer: 7

1. Auflage 2023, 544 Seiten, 17 x 24 cm, fadengeheftet,

Erscheinungstermin: 17. Januar 2023
ISBN: 978-3-7954-3784-8

The epitaph genre was particularly popular in post-Reformation Lutheranism (unlike in the Reformed areas of Europe) – as it was in Norway. In addition to a comprehensive introduction to the cultural, social and geographical context of epitaphs, the volume offers a detailed insight into the (self-)representation of the elites who commissioned these epitaphs. It also names the most important artists who were entrusted with the production of the epitaphs in Norway. The main part of the volume is a detailed presentation of the surviving epitaphs in Norway’s four early modern bishoprics. Pictorial motifs, inscriptions and biographical studies are included in the interpretation.

  • First comprehensive overview in English of a neglected part of Norway's cultural heritage.
  • Moving insights into family life of the time, portraying living and dead members together due to a new afterlife strategies among the elites in Lutheran societies.

Arne Bugge Amundsen, Tarald Rasmussen, Hallgeir Elstad

Arne Bugge Amundsen ist Professor für Kulturgeschichte an der Universität Oslo, mit der nordeuropäischen Kulturgeschichte 1500 – 1900 als zentrales Forschungsgebiet. Hallgeir Elstad ist Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der Universität Oslo. Tarald Rasmussen ist Professor em. für Kirchengeschichte an der Universität Oslo.

Reihe: (AAXRZ28)
Bandnummer: 7
Warengruppe: 1555
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage: 1 2023
Medium: Hardcover
Einbandart: fadengeheftet
Seitenzahl: 544
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Gewicht: 1842 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 17. Januar 2023
ISBN: 978-3-7954-3784-8
Verlag: Schnell & Steiner
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