The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts (Hardback)
  • The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts (Hardback)
zoom

The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts (Hardback)

(author)
£57.00
Hardback 632 Pages / Published: 09/07/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Medieval Christians knew the past primarily through what they saw and heard. History was reenacted every year in ritual observances particular to each place and region and rooted in the legends of local saints.This richly illustrated book explores the layers of history found in the cult of the Virgin of Chartres as it developed in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Focusing on the major relic of Chartres Cathedral, the Virgin's gown, and the Feast of Mary's Nativity, Margot Fassler employs a wide range of historical evidence including local histories, letters, obituaries, chants, liturgical sources, and reports of miracles, leading to a detailed reading of the cathedral's west facade. This interdisciplinary volume will prove invaluable to historians who work in religion, politics, music, and art but will also serve as a guidebook for all interested in the history of Chartres Cathedral.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300110883
Number of pages: 632
Weight: 1315 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 41 mm

You may also be interested in...

Beyond Belief
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Devon's Fifty Best Churches
Added to basket
The Christians and the Fall of Rome
Added to basket
Leaving Alexandria
Added to basket
New Short History of the Catholic Church
Added to basket
The Sunday Missal (Blue edition)
Added to basket
The World Turned Upside Down
Added to basket
The Vatican Pimpernel
Added to basket
The Missionary Position
Added to basket
The Popes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Common Worship
Added to basket
In God's Name
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Confessions
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.