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The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry

By (author) David Bates
By (author) Xavier Barral i Altet


Publishing 13th May 2024
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    The Bayeux Tapestry is impressive in its initial richness and, almost a thousand years after it was made, miraculously preserved. Entirely needle-embroidered in coloured woolen threads, it recounts the conquest of the Kingdom of England by Duke William of Normandy. The universal significance of this secular masterpiece from the eleventh century has earned it a place on UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” register. This beautiful book unfolds the whole work with accompanying detailed commentaries. It provides an update on current research, bringing together two erudite points of view from both sides of the Channel.

    About the Author

    Xavier Barral i Altet is a French art historian specialising in Late Antiquity and the Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic worlds, subjects he teaches at Ca’Foscari University in Venice. David Bates, an English historian specialising in the Anglo- Norman world (10th–18th centuries), is the former director of the Institute of Historical Research in London (2003–2008), emeritus professor at the University of East Anglia and doctor honoris causa of the University of Caen Normandy.

    Citadelles & Mazenod
    Publish date
    13th May 2024
    273 mm x 250 mm
    256 Pages
    235 color
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