Abbot Suger of St-Denis : Church and State in Early Twelfth-Century France, Paperback

Abbot Suger of St-Denis : Church and State in Early Twelfth-Century France Paperback

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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.

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