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The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Carola Hicks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407065882
Size: 31.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 368
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Book Description: The vivid scenes on the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It is one of Europe's greatest treasures and its own story is full of drama and surprise. Who commissioned the tapestry? Was it Bishop Odo, William's ruthless half-brother? Or Harold's dynamic sister Edith, juggling for a place in the new court? Hicks shows us this world and the miracle of the tapestry's making: the stitches, dyes and strange details in the margins. For centuries it lay ignored in Bayeux cathedral until its 'discovery' in the eighteenth century. It became a symbol of power as well as art: townsfolk saved it during the French Revolution; Napoleon displayed it to promote his own conquest; the Nazis strove to make it their own; and its influence endures today. This marvellous book, packed with thrilling stories, shows how we remake history in every age and how a great work of art has a life of its own.


The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Lucien Musset
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831631
Size: 41.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 272
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Book Description: A leading authority on the Bayeux Tapestry examines the work "frame by frame" in this profusely illustrated and annotated volume.


The Bayeux Tapestry

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ISBN: 9780500251225
Size: 70.49 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 234
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Book Description: One of the most unique objects in the world, the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the invasion of England by William the Conqueror on a single length of linen, is reproduced here in full color, with annotations explaining the incredible details it contains.


The Study Of The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Richard Gameson
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780851156644
Size: 52.11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Languages : un
Pages : 216
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Book Description: Key articles on the Bayeux tapestry collected in one volume, providing a comprehensive companion to its study.


Decoding The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Arthur Colin Wright
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526741113
Size: 45.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 192
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Book Description: The story of the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings as shown in the Bayeux Tapestry is arguably the most widely-known in the entire panoply of English history, and over the last 200 years there have been hundreds of books portraying the Tapestry and seeking to analyze its meanings. Yet, there is one aspect of the embroidery that has been virtually ignored or dismissed as unimportant by historians – the details in the margins. Yet the fables shown in the margins are not just part of a decorative ribbon, neither are they discontinuous, but in fact follow-on in sequence. When this is understood, it becomes clear that they must relate in some way to the action shown on the body of the Tapestry. After careful examination, it has become clear that the purpose of these images is to amplify, elaborate or explain the main story. In this groundbreaking study, Arthur Wright reveals for the first time the significance of the images in the margins. This has meant that it is possible to see the ‘whole’ story as never before, enabling a more complete picture of the Bayeux Tapestry to be constructed. This, in turn, has led to the author reexamining many of the scenes in the main body of the work, showing that a number of the basic assumptions, so often taught as facts, have been based on nothing more than reasoned conjecture. It might be thought that after so much has been written about the Bayeux Tapestry there was nothing more to be said, but Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry shows us just how much there is still to be learned.


The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith
Publisher: Praeger New York
ISBN:
Size: 10.15 MB
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Category : Bayeux tapestry
Languages : un
Pages : 16
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Book Description: Historical background of the tapestry, and detailed narration of it's story.


1066

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Author: Andrew Bridgeford
Publisher: 4th Estate, Limited
ISBN:
Size: 67.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Bayeux tapestry
Languages : un
Pages : 354
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Book Description: This text presents a new reading of the Bayeux tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of early Medieval Europe's greatest treasure.


An Archaeological Study Of The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Trevor Rowley
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473874475
Size: 23.25 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 224
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Book Description: An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry provides a unique re-examination of this famous piece of work through the historical geography and archaeology of the tapestry. Trevor Rowley is the first author to have analysed the tapestry through the landscapes, buildings and structures shown, such as towns and castles, while comparing them to the landscapes, buildings, ruins and earthworks which can be seen today. By comparing illustrated extracts from the tapestry to historical and contemporary illustrations, maps and reconstructions Rowley is able to provide the reader with a unique visual setting against which they are able to place the events on the tapestry.This approach allows Rowley to challenge a number of generally accepted assumptions regarding the location of several scenes in the tapestry, most controversially suggesting that William may never have gone to Hastings at all. Finally, Rowley tackles the missing end of the tapestry, suggesting the places and events which would have been depicted on this portion of Williams journey to Westminster.


The Man Behind The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Trevor Rowley
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752478672
Size: 77.83 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 192
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Book Description: Odo of Conteville, the younger half-brother of William the Conqueror, was ordained Bishop of Bayeux while still in his teens. A larger than life character, he is best known for commissioning the Bayeaux Tapestry, in which he makes a dashing appearance at the height of the Battle of Hastings. He also played a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of the Conquest of England, after which, as Earl of Kent, he was second only to William in wealth and power. The popular impression of Odo is of a not so loveable rogue, who typified the worst excesses of the Norman conquerors. He was the first Chief Justice of England and on occasion also acted as regent when the king was in Normandy. After defrauding both Crown and Church, however, Odo was disgraced and his plans to raise an unauthorised army for a campaign in Italy, possibly in order to gain the papacy, saw him imprisoned for five years. He was released by the dying William in 1087, but soon rebelled against the new king, his nephew William Rufus. Yet Odo was far from being a loutish philistine. The bishop recognised the value of education and the arts and amongst his less well-known activities was his generous patronage of both. Trevor Rowley’s book is the first full-length biography of Odo, which seeks to redress this balance and to make Bishop Odo’s extraordinary life-story known. TREVOR ROWLEY was Deputy Director of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford for fifteen years. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He has written numerous books, including The Normans and The Welsh Borderland (THP). He lives in Oxfordshire.


The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Frank Rede Fowke
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 21.19 MB
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Category : Bayeux tapestry.
Languages : un
Pages : 139
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The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Martin Kennedy Foys
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 63.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 216
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Book Description: In the past two decades, scholarly assessment of the Bayeux Tapestry has moved beyond studies of its sources and analogues, dating, origin and purpose, and site of display. This volume demonstrates the value of more recent interpretive approaches to this famous and iconic artefact, by examining the textile's materiality, visuality, reception and historiography, and its constructions of gender, territory and cultural memory. The essays it contains frame discussions vital to the future of Tapestry scholarship and are complemented by a bibliography covering three centuries of critical writings.. CONTRIBUTORS: Dan Terkla, Elizabeth Carson Pastan, Stephen D. White, Richard Brilliant, Shirley Ann Brown, Karen Eileen Overbey, Valerie Allen, Madeline H. Caviness, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Michael John Lewis, Martin K. Foys


Anglo Saxon Propaganda In The Bayeux Tapestry

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Author: Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN:
Size: 21.76 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 153
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Book Description: This study details the secret, subversive and sustaining Anglo-Saxon messages encoded in a work of art that purportedly celebrates the Norman French conquest of England. This is a pioneering perspective that no other scholar has brought to the Tapestry.