Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres: A Study of Thirteenth-Century Unity

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres: A Study of Thirteenth-Century Unity

by Henry Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691003351

ISBN-13: 9780691003351

Pub. Date: 06/01/1982

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This first paperback facsimile of the classic 1913 edition includes thirteen photographs and numerous illustrations of the great cathedrals of Northern France. Henry Adams referred to this book as "A Study of Thirteenth-Century Unity," and its expansive scope, together with the author's deep understanding of the period, makes it a classic in art history as well as

Overview

This first paperback facsimile of the classic 1913 edition includes thirteen photographs and numerous illustrations of the great cathedrals of Northern France. Henry Adams referred to this book as "A Study of Thirteenth-Century Unity," and its expansive scope, together with the author's deep understanding of the period, makes it a classic in art history as well as in American literature. He wrote, "I wanted to show the intensity of the vital energy of a given time, and of course that intensity had to be stated in its two highest terms-religion and art."

Henry Adams' record of his journeys through France, searching for images of unity in an age of conflict, is accompanied by observations on literature, politics, religion, and maior church leaders such as Abelard, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691003351
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1982
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.85(d)

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