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Fortress-churches of Languedoc : architecture, religion, and conflict in the High Middle Ages

Author: Sheila Bonde
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fortress-Churches of Languedoc traces the changing relationship between military and religious realms as expressed in the architecture of medieval Europe. The scholarship of medieval architecture has traditionally imposed a division between military and ecclesiastical structures. Often, however, medieval churches were provided with fortified enclosures, crenellations, iron-barred doors, and other elements of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Bonde
ISBN: 0521450845 9780521450843
OCLC Number: 28708707
Description: xv, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Ecclesiastical Fortification in the Middle Ages --
2. The Larger Context: Languedoc in the Twelfth Century --
3. The Buildings and the Documents: Maguelone, Agde, and Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres --
4. The Manning and Operation of Fortress-Churches --
5. The Architectural Context: Sources and Parallels.
Responsibility: Sheila Bonde.
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