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Jun 03, 1986
| ISBN 9780140390544
Jun 03, 1986
| ISBN 9781101221754
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Jun 03, 1986 | ISBN 9780140390544
Jun 03, 1986 | ISBN 9781101221754
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century turning the study of history into a kind of theater.
As Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction, Adams’ freeedom from the European traditions of study lends an exuberance—and puckish wit—to his writings.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Born in 1838 into the family of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams had the opportunity to pursue a wide-ranging variety of intellectual interests during the course of his life. Functioning both in the world of practical men and affairs… More about Henry Adams
Mont Saint Michel and ChartresAcknowledgments Introduction by Raymond Carney A Brief Chronology of Adams’ Life A Note on the Text Mont Saint Michel and Chartres Notes Glossary of Architectural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Index
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