Gothic Europe 1200-1450by Derek Pearsall
This uniquely ambitious history offers an account of all aspects of cultural activity and production throughout the world of Latin Christendom 1200-1450. Beginning with a detailed description of the political and economic circumstances that allowed the 'Gothic Moment' to flourish, the body of the book is both a celebration of the Gothic cultural achievement - in cathedral-building, in manuscript illumination, in chivalric love-romance, in stained glass and in many other arts - and an investigation of its social origins and systems of production.
"as lively as it is thought-provoking...will be read with profit by specialist and non-specialist alike"History "commendably energetic and wide-ranging" English Historical Review "Pearsall's review of the late medieval period is as lively as it is thought-provoking. His book will be read with profit by specialist and non-specialist alike." Nigel Saul, The Historical Association, 2002
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