Gothic Europe 1200-1450

Gothic Europe 1200-1450

by Derek Pearsall
     
 

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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

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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.

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Booknews
Pearsall (emeritus, English, Harvard U.) does an admirable job of conveying the essence of the cultural mores of the Gothic era, stressing the power of the church, the growth of cities, the increased splendor of the courts; and concluding with the changes in society prevalent by the end of the period. An initial chapter gives an overview of the political and economic order, the social background is provided, and the descriptions of cathedrals, manuscripts, and the popular stories of chivalric love-romance follow. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317889519
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/11/2014
Series:
Arts Culture and Society in the Western World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
18 MB
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