Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral: Royalty and Ritual in 13th-century France

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Art - 278 pages
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This title bestows attention on the sculptural programme of the reverse facade at Reims Cathedral, the coronation cathedral of French kings. Sadler reveals how the imagery on the reverse facade articulates a dominant ideological position regarding the interdependence of ecclesiastical and royal powers."
 

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Contents

Reading Reims Cathedral through the Palimpsest of its Past
17
The Reverse Fagade as Complement to iconographic Program
69
Mirror of Princes in Stone
119
Marriage of Form and Content
161
The Royal Context of Reims Cathedrals Reverse Fagade Program
197
Conclusion
235
Index
269
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About the author (2012)

Donna L. Sadler is Professor of Art History at Agnes Scott College, USA.

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