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Was the Bayeux Tapestry Made in France? : The Case for St. Florent of Saumur - G. Beech

Was the Bayeux Tapestry Made in France?

The Case for St. Florent of Saumur

By: G. Beech

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781403966704
Number Of Pages: 142

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This book presents the hypothesis that the Bayeux tapestry, long believed to have been made in England, came from the Loire valley in France, from the abbey of St. Florent of Saumur. This is based on a number of different kinds of evidence, the most important of which is signs of a St. Florent/Breton influence in the portrayal of the Breton campaign in the tapestry, about a tenth of the whole.

'Beech...argues that the genius and craft behind the tapestry were most likely French...he suggests the tapestry may have subsequently left Blois and reached Bayeux in the middle of he 15th century as a gift passed between a succession of aristocrats.' - Steve Farrar, The Times Higher Educational Supplement



'Beech is to be commended for his courage, his fresh perspectives, and the solid investigation offered here.' - Prof. Dr. Albrecht Classen, Mediaevistik

Introduction
The Textile Workshop at Saint-Florent in the Eleventh Century
The Relationship between William the Conqueror and Abbot William of Saint-Florent
Saint-Florent and the Commissioning of the Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry and Romanesque Art from Western France
The Breton Campaign in the Tapestry and Abbot William of Saint-Florent
The Saint-Florent Hypothesis and Baudri of Bourgueil's Poem to the Countess Adele
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9781403966704
ISBN-10: 1403966702
Series: The New Middle Ages
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1