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

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226167701
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1983
  • Edition description: Digital Reprint
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 1,450,701
  • 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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