Journal Publication: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-Altarpieces, c. 1150–1400, Medievalia, Journal of Medieval Studies (Vol. 23, No. 1, 2020)

Tabernacle-shrine from Mule, Iceland, now in the Nationalmuseet in Conpenhagen; c.1250. Photo: Justin Kroesen

The Medievalia, Journal of Medieval Studies is excited to announce a special monographic volume: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-Altarpieces, C. 1150–1400 edited by Fernando Gutiérrez Baños Justin Kroesen Elisabeth Andersen

It comprises of contributions by 10 international scholars on the mentioned European Tabernacle-Altarpieces. It has been published fully online (with the possibility of printing on demand), and can be downloaded for free. You can find it here:

Table of Contents

Tabernacle-altarpieces: Variety within Unity, Fernando Gutiérrez Baños, Justin Kroesen, Elisabeth Andersen

Tabernacle Shrines (1180–1400) as a European Phenomenon: Types, Spread, Survival, Justin Kroesen, Peter Tångeberg

Closing the Tabernacle European Madonna Tabernacles c. 1150 – c. 1350, Elisabeth Andersen

Marian Tabernacles on Main Altars. Norwegian Thirteenth-Century Altar Decorations in Their European Context, Stephan Kuhn

(Dis)closed: Tabernacle Altarpieces in the Rhineland, Pavla Ralcheva

Central Italian “Tabernacula”: A Survey, Cristiana Pasqualetti

Minor or Major? Castilian Tabernacle-Altarpieces and Monumental Arts, Fernando Gutiérrez Baños

The Tabernacle of the ‘Virgen de los Reyes’ and the Documentary Memory of Other Gothic Tabernacles of the Cathedral of Seville, Teresa Laguna Paúl

Movement on the Altar: Gothic Tabernacle-altarpieces in the Crown of Aragon (and Their Context), Alberto Velasco Gonzàlez

Images and Altar Structures in Romanesque Catalonia: A Restored Virgin and Child Sculpture in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Jordi Camps Soria


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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