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Medieval Cathedrals (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World) Hardcover – December 30, 2005
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"Clark examines the religious architecture found in the cathedral (chair of the bishop) or great church, studied in terms of its architecture, sculpture, and stained glass. Coverage includes an overview of the concept of the bishop and his role within the church hierarchy; the growth of the church in the early Christian era and its affiliation with the bishop; the social history of cathedrals; patrons, builders and artists; and planning and construction. The text also includes a gazetteer of 25 important examples; a chronology; a selection of 53 primary documents, including historical documents about important events or social situations pertaining to cathedrals or ecclesiastical officials, and descriptive documents about cathedrals; a glossary of terms; and annotated bibliography. Academic but accessible to the general reader." - Reference & Research Book News/Art Book News Annual
"[M]edieval Cathedrals….[p]rovides plenty of primary source documentation throughout, adds black and white illustration examples of Gothic structures, and provides both architectural and spiritual insights." - The Midwest Book Review/California Bookwatch
About the Author
William W. Clark is Professor of Art History at Queens College. He is the author of Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning: Builders and Masters in the Age of Romanesque and Gothic, among other titles.