Lettering on gravestones and other gravemarkers, especially that of the post-Reformation period, has been given little attention by researchers. It is barely mentioned in the literature on funerary memorials. Yet it is an resource of immense importance in its own right and one that can inform several other disciplines, including material history, culture, art history, archaeology, social history and genealogy. This book demonstrates the range of inscriptional forms and their history in an international context with examples from many countries, including Britain, Ireland, continental Europe and North America. The author introduces research methods can be applied to lettering on gravemarkers and concludes with advice on conservation.
Dr George Thomson is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Cumbria with a research background in various fields, including lettering, calligraphy and typography, and has studied inscriptional palaeography for many years. His papers have been published in several international journals and he has written a number of books that have been published in several languages.
1st edition 2009, paperback,174pp, well illustrated throughout, 15 x 23 cm