Abbot Suger of St-Denis : Church and State in Early Twelfth-Century France Paperback
Part of the The Medieval World series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 358 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/05/1998
- Category: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400
- ISBN: 9780582051508