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Weaving sacred stories : French choir tapestries and the performance of clerical identity

Author: Laura Weigert
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004.
Series: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Weigert focuses on three of the most spectacular and little-studied tapestry series preserved from the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries: Lives of Piat and Eleutherius (Notre-Dame, Tournai), Life of Saint Stephen (Saint-Etienne, Auxerre [now in the Museum of the Middle Age, Paris]), and Life of Gervasius and Protasius (Saint-Julien, Le Mans). Each of these tapestries, measuring over forty meters in length,
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Weigert
ISBN: 0801440084 9780801440083
OCLC Number: 52937530
Description: xvi, 246 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the stage --
Lives of Piat and Eleutherius: the audience of choir --
Tapestry and its stories of the past --
The gift of the life of Gervasius and Protasius and its donor --
The life of Stephen: the liturgical setting of choir Tapestry and its performance of the saint's vita --
Woven vitae of the saints and clerical identity.
Series Title: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Responsibility: Laura Weigert.
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Spanning the backs of choir stalls above the heads of the canons and their officials, large-scale tapestries of saints' lives functioned as both architectural elements and pictorial narratives in the  Read more...

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