Based on a fresh reading of primary sources, Lindy Grant's comprehensive biography of Abbot Suger (1081-1151) provides a reassessment of a key figure of the twelfth century. Active in secular and religious affairs alike - Suger was Regent of France and also abbot of one of the most important abbeys in Europe during the time of the Gregorian reforms. But he is primarily remembered as a great artistic patron whose commissions included buildings in the new Gothic style. Lindy Grant reviews him in all these roles - and offers a corrective to the current tendency to exaggerate his role as architect of both French royal power and the new gothic form.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE.
1. Interpreting Suger.
2. Reading Between the Lines.
3. Low Horizons: The Political and Religious Landscape of Capetian France Around 1100.
PART TWO: ACTIVE LIFE.
4. Youth and Education.
5. The Young Politician 1106-1122.
6. The Abbot as Politician 1122-1137.
7. The Abbot as Politician 1137-mid-1140s.
8. The Regent 1147-1149.
PART THREE: THE ABBOT'S LIFE.
9. Pastor of his Flock.
10. Guardian of Abbey Property.
11. The Patron.
PART FOUR: DRAWING THE CURTAIN.
12. The Final Years 1149-1151.
13. Broad Horizons: The Political and Religious Landscape of Capetian France around 1150.
- Data Publicarii : 1998
- Editie : 1
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 360
- ISBN : 9780582051508