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The mystery of the Bayeux tapestry

Author: David J Bernstein
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Bernstein
ISBN: 0297789287 9780297789284
OCLC Number: 15097408
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map, facsimiles (some color), 1 plan ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Bayeux tapestry and the Norman conquest of England. --
pt. 1. The making of the tapestry. The patron ; Provenance: Normandy or England? ; Canterbury: from Anglo-Saxon to Norman ; The Englishness of the tapestry: style ; The Englishness of the tapestry: the borders ; Continuous narrative, distinctive format and the idea of triumph. --
pt. 2. Iconography: mixed marriages. The politics of art ; Visual polyphony: animals in the borders ; Centre stage: king or bishop? ; Victory at Hastings and the death of Harold ; Conclusion to part two. --
pt. 3. 'By the waters of Babylon' The Bayeux tapestry and the Hebrew scriptures ; A story fraught with meaning ; Conclusion to part three. --
Appendix: The 'bull's eye' and the blinding of Harold.
Responsibility: David J. Bernstein.

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