Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

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by Henry Adams
     
 

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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-Cntury 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… See more details below

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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-Cntury 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 major church leaders such as Abelard, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940017309155
Publisher:
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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"From beginning to end, Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres reads as from a man in the fresh morning of life, with a frolic power unusual to historic literature."

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