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English Cathedrals and Monasteries through the Centuries is major new digital resource that combines easily accessible introductions to the latest academic research on cathedrals and religious houses with interactive image, audio and video multimedia.
The resource explores every aspect of cathedral and monastic life, from the Roman church to the present day, and examines the influence of these religious powerhouses on national and international history, the evolution of communities, and their roles as drivers for development in worship, music, art and architecture. This rich history is related to specific contexts by the resource's 114 case studies, which detail every Anglican cathedral, a selection of Roman Catholic cathedrals, and in-depth studies of religious communities of every size and variation past and present.
Alongside the comprehensive article-based content is an interactive 'Resource Centre', which provides access to the resource's encyclopedia of thousands of terms, nearly 2000 images, and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary texts - all of which are fully searchable via keyword. Also available within the Resource Centre is an interactive style guide, detailing the development of cathedral architecture via 3D models, and a monastic gazetteer of over 700 religious houses.
This interactive DVD-ROM is designed to run on Windows (Vista, 7) and Mac (OS X) computers, and requires the following additional specifications: