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Understanding English Cathedrals: Terminology, Architecture, Organization, And Personnel

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Understanding English Cathedrals by Helen Marshall Pratt is an informative and comprehensive guide to the various aspects of English cathedrals. The book covers a wide range of topics, including terminology, architecture, organization, and personnel, providing readers with a thorough understanding of these magnificent structures.

One of the strengths of this book is its detailed explanations of the different architectural elements found in English cathedrals, such as the nave, transepts, choir, and cloisters. The author does an excellent job of breaking down complex architectural concepts into easily digestible information, making it accessible to readers of all levels of knowledge.

Another standout feature of Understanding English Cathedrals is the detailed descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of the various personnel involved in the operation of a cathedral, from the bishop and dean to the chapter clerk and organist. This insight into the inner workings of a cathedral adds depth to the reader's understanding of these institutions.

Overall, Understanding English Cathedrals is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about the history, architecture, and inner workings of English cathedrals. The book is well-written, engaging, and full of valuable information that will appeal to both casual readers and serious scholars alike.

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This recording comprises chapters from two different works: How To Visit The English Cathedrals by Esther Singleton, and The Cathedral Churches Of England by Helen Marshall Pratt. Each book devotes a chapter to each cathedral, but this recording includes only the introductory chapters of general information. - Summary by David Wales

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