Fortress-Churches of Languedoc: Architecture, Religion and Conflict in the High Middle Ages by Sheila BondeFortress-Churches of Languedoc: Architecture, Religion and Conflict in the High Middle Ages by Sheila Bonde

Fortress-Churches of Languedoc: Architecture, Religion and Conflict in the High Middle Ages

bySheila Bonde

Paperback | January 28, 2008

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Fortress-Churches of Languedoc traces the changing relationship between military and religious realms as expressed in architecture across medieval Europe. The scholarship of medieval architecture has traditionally imposed a division between military and ecclesiastical structures. Often, however, medieval churches were provided with fortified enclosures, crenellations, iron-barred doors and other elements of defence, demonstrating the strong link between Church and state, and the military and religious realms. In her study of fortress-churches, Sheila Bonde focuses on three twelfth-century monuments in southern France - Maguelone, Agde and Saint-Pon-de-Thomière, which are among the earliest examples of the type. She analyses her archaeological surveys of these structures, and also re-examines their documentation, which is here presented both in the original Latin and in English translations. The book also explores the larger context of fortification and authority in twelfth-century Languedoc and examines the dynamics of architectural exchange and innovation in the Mediterranean at a moment of critical historical importance.
Title:Fortress-Churches of Languedoc: Architecture, Religion and Conflict in the High Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0.63 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521052025

ISBN - 13:9780521052023

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Ecclesiastical fortification in the Middle Ages; 2. The larger context: Languedoc in the twelfth century; 3. The buildings and the documents: Maguelone, Agde and Saint-Pons-de-Thomières; 4. The manning and operation of fortress-churches; 5. The architectural context: sources and parallels; Conclusion; Appendixes; Tables; Abbreviations; Notes; Illustration credits; Index.