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978-0-8108-6739-0 • Hardback • April 2009 • $157.00 • (£121.00)
978-0-8108-6740-6 • eBook • April 2009 • $149.00 • (£115.00)
Robert A. Faleer is a Reference Librarian and Bibliographer at Central Michigan University.
Robert A. Faleer's Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100- 1535: An Annotated Bibliography comprises an imposing amount of information on anything related to wood in British ecclesiastical environments from medieval into early modern times. Covering all types of wooden elements, both decorative and structural, in the period that led to the Reformation and consequent wave of iconophobic destruction, the range of entries in Faleer's Bibliography indicates not only the substantial amount of surviving material available for study, but also the vastly greater wealth of items that must have been irreparably lost in the years following the break with Rome....An easy-to-consult and effective research tool.
— The Medieval Review
An annotated bibliography is a rich dish. Here, condensed into 450 pages, are the fruits of a lifetime's reading of one passionate and academic historian....Faleer's work is a carefully organised selection of hundreds of reviews of books going back over several hundred years....Church Woodwork is a book to dip into, a book to look things up in, a book to be inspired by. As an overall collection, it is a very valuable contribution to the history of the Church in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
— The Suffolk Churches Site
This impressive bibliography is a work of passion. . . . Indeed, the whole work is an exemplar of good bibliographic practice....Overall, this is a superb production, physically as well as intellectually. It cannot be, and does not claim to be, exhaustive. In browsing this bibliography, I had a wish for more: illustrations, maps, glossary, more background and so on, but I had to remind myself that this was only a bibliography! Clearly my interest had been aroused—a mark of a good book!. . . . Libraries featuring church history, British and Irish history, and architectural studies, should consider for purchase. . . . Such competent enthusiasts as Robert Faleer are rare!
— Bob Duckett; Reference Reviews, 2010 Vol. 24, No. 2