The Age of the Cathedrals: Art and Society, 980-1420

The Age of the Cathedrals: Art and Society, 980-1420

by Georges Duby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226167704

ISBN-13: 9780226167701

Pub. Date: 02/28/1983

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Recognizing that a work of art is the product of a particular time and place as much as it is the creation of an individual, Duby provides a sweeping survey of the changing mentalities of the Middle Ages as reflected in the art and architecture of the period.

"If Age of the Cathedrals has a fault, it is that Professor Duby knows too much, has too many new

Overview

Recognizing that a work of art is the product of a particular time and place as much as it is the creation of an individual, Duby provides a sweeping survey of the changing mentalities of the Middle Ages as reflected in the art and architecture of the period.

"If Age of the Cathedrals has a fault, it is that Professor Duby knows too much, has too many new ideas and takes such a delight in setting them out. . . insights whiz to and fro like meteorites."—John Russell, New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226167701
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/28/1983
Edition description:
Digital Reprint
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
850,711
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Monastery, 980-1130
1. Imperial Art
2. The World of Feudalism
3. The Monks
4. The Threshold
Part Two: The Cathedrals, 1130-1280
5. God Is Light, 1130-1190
6. The Age of Reason, 1190-1250
7. Happiness, 1250-1280
Part Three: The Palace, 1280-1420
8. New Men
9. The Imitation of Christ
10. Possession of the World
Illustrations
Index

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