In this beautifully written book, Georgea s Duby, one of Francea s greatest medieval historians, returns to one of the central themes of his work -- the relationship between art and society.
'Georges Duby was one of the leading medievalists of the twentieth
century, a historian with a long-standing interest in art. This
book compresses the knowledge of a lifetime into an elegant,
lapidary essay packed with perceptive comments on both art and
society, making it as indispensable for specialists as it is
accessible to students and art-loving general readers.'
Peter Burke, Professor of Cultural History at the University of
Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge