The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Complete Tapestry in Color

Book - 2004
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"In the small town of Bayeux in Normandy, in a museum specially devised to hold this single object, is a strip of linen nearly a thousand years old. In a series of vivid scenes, with a running explanatory text in Latin, the Tapestry relates the invasion of England by William of Normandy and his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066." "The Tapestry is reproduced in full colour, with captions on a fold-out page for easy reference. A second reproduction of the Tapestry in black and white has a detailed accompanying commentary. Sir David Wilson provides an up-to-date summary of the historical evidence, explaining each episode and covers related topics such as the costumes, armour, ships, buildings and customs." "As a social document the Tapestry is of incalculable value. As a work of art the Tapestry is the sole survivor of a form which may once have been wide-spread, the wall-hanging commemorating the deeds of a great man."--BOOK JACKET.
John Carhuff Collection
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2004
ISBN: 9780500251225
Branch Call Number: 746.39 WIL 2004
Characteristics: 234 p. (1 folded) : chiefly col. ill., map ; 35 cm


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