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The rhetoric of power in the Bayeux tapestry

Author: Suzanne Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study, Suzanne Lewis argues that the Bayeux Tapestry is one of the first large-scale visual narratives of the Middle Ages that, moreover, conveys medieval conceptions regarding the pictorialized text. More than a reinterpretation of the historical evidence related to the Tapestry, Lewis' study explores the visual and textual strategies and conventions that have made this work such a powerful statement for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Lewis
ISBN: 0521632382 9780521632386
OCLC Number: 38016646
Description: xv, 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problematics of genre --
Narrative strategies and visible signs --
Narrative structures: the unfolding of discourse in event clusters --
The Norman Conquest and Odo of Bayeux.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Responsibility: Suzanne Lewis.
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The Bayeux Tapestry is recognized as one of the most problematical historical documents of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. More than a reinterpretation of the historical evidence, this study  Read more...

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