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Title: Church architecture in Montreal during the British-colonial period, 1760-1860
Author: Epstein, Clarence
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1999
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The French-colonial trading town of Montreal underwent a remarkable transformation from 1760 to 1860. Following the British conquest of New France, the powers vested to Catholic missionary orders were assumed by a Protestant administration. Given the diversity of settlers who were forced to live side by side in the more densely populated urban areas of the colony, ecclesiastical design became a vehicle for the expression of national and denominational identities. By examining church production in Montreal during the period, those cultural imperatives inscribed by French, English, Scottish, Irish and American denominations become apparent. The assimilation of building traditions resulting from the interaction of communities was critical in determining the eclectic architectural character of Canada's first metropolis.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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