Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1120-1270

Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1120-1270

by Lindy Grant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300106866

ISBN-13: 9780300106862

Pub. Date: 04/10/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press


This wide-ranging book explores the architecture—principally ecclesiastical—of Normandy from 1120 to 1270, a period of profound social, cultural, and political change. In 1204, control of the duchy of Normandy passed from the hands of the Anglo-Norman/Angevin descendants of William the Conqueror to the Capetian kingdom of France. The book examines the…  See more details below

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This wide-ranging book explores the architecture—principally ecclesiastical—of Normandy from 1120 to 1270, a period of profound social, cultural, and political change. In 1204, control of the duchy of Normandy passed from the hands of the Anglo-Norman/Angevin descendants of William the Conqueror to the Capetian kingdom of France. The book examines the enormous cultural impact of this political change and places the architecture of the time in the context of the Normans’ complicated sense of their own identity. It is the first book to consider the inception and development of gothic architecture in Normandy and the first to establish a reliable chronology of buildings.
 
Lindy Grant extends her investigation beyond the buildings themselves and also offers an account of those who commissioned, built, and used them. The humanized story she tells provides sharp insights not only into Normandy’s medieval architecture, but also into the fascinating society from which it emerged.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300106862
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2005
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : Normandy and gothic architecture1
1Normandy : polity, place and people7
2The Norman church19
3Patronage and piety33
4The new architecture43
5The emergence of Gothic architecture in Normandy circa 1120-circa 116063
6The 1160s and 1170s : French influence and the patronage of the great churchmen75
7Architecture in the last decades of ducal Normandy, circa 1180-120497
8Rouen Cathedral and architecture in upper Normandy in the earlier thirteenth century121
9The south-west149
10The architecture of central lower Normandy in the thirteenth century181
11The reception of Rayonnant in Normandy205

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