The Cathedral Builders

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Grove Press, 1983 - Architecture - 127 pages
Recounts the construction of the great European cathedrals during the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries, discusses the rise of craftsmen's guilds, and explains why the religious building boom ended

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JEAN GIMPEL is a historian of technology and the cycles of civilization. He is the author of several works devoted to the scientific culture of the Middle Ages, including two bestselling books, The Cathedral Builders and The Mediaeval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages.

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