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THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY: A CRITICALLY ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. John F. Szabo and Nicholas E. Kuefler. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, 2016. 576 pp. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-5537 ISBN 9781442251557 In English.
Publisher's description: Commanding its own museum and over 200 years of examination, observation and scholarship, the monumental embroidery, known popularly as the Bayeux Tapestry and documenting William the Conqueror's invasion of England in October 1066, is perhaps the most important surviving artifact of the Middle Ages. This magnificent textile, both celebrated and panned, is both enigmatic artwork and confounding historical record. With over 1780 entries, Szabo and Kuefler offer the largest and most heavily annotated bibliography on the Tapestry ever written. Notably, the Bayeux Tapestry has produced some of the most compelling questions of the medieval period: Who commissioned it and for what purpose? What was the intended venue for its display? Who was the designer and who executed the enormous task of its manufacture? How does it inform our understanding of eleventh-century life? And who was the mysterious Aelfgyva, depicted in the Tapestry's main register? This book is an effort to capture and describe the scholarship that attempts to answer these questions.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France, Great Britain — 300 A.D.-1400 — Textile/Fiber Arts, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172440
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