This work is a pictorial history of cathedrals all over the world, from Turkey to Sweden, and from Africa to New York City. Each chapter opens with an introduction that places the featured cathedrals in their social and historical context, and each photograph is accompanied by an extended caption discussing the highlighted cathedral's architectural and historical significance.
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