The Gothic Enterprise
A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
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|Format:||Hardback, 307 pages|
|Other Information: ||1 colour illustration, 40 b&w photographs, 40 line illustrations, 2 maps, 2 tables|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 October 2003|
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Surveying the medieval era, this work explores why people built Gothic cathedrals, how they built them, what conception of the divine lay behind the creation, and the social and political uses made of cathedrals by religious and secular leaders.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction: A Personal Journey PART I: A GRAND UNDERTAKING 1 What Is the Gothic Enterprise? 2 How Were the Cathedrals Built? PART II: HISTORY 3 Kings, Feudal Lords, and Great Monasteries 4 The Age of Cathedral-Building 5 The Initial Vision 6 "The Cathedral Crusade" PART III: THE GOTHIC LOOK 7 What Is the Gothic Look? 8 An Image of Heaven 9 A Pragmatic View of Cathedral-Building PART IV: THE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE 10 Sacred Force and Sacred Space 11 Imagining the Cathedral 12 Honoring the Dead PART V: THE GOTHIC COMMUNITY 13 Medieval Living Conditions 14 The Spiritual Brokers--Priests and Monarchs 15 Cathedrals and Community Conclusion: Learning from Stonehenge Appendix: Terminology Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations and Photography Credits Index
About the Author
Robert A. Scott is Associate Director Emeritus of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and was previously Professor of Sociology at Princeton University for 18 years. He is the coauthor of Why Sociology Does Not Apply (1979); author of Making of Blind Men (1969); editor of several collections of essays about stigma, deviancy, and social control; and author of numerous articles, book chapters, and essays on related topics.
|Publisher: ||University of California Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.27 x 15.24 x 2.49 centimeters (0.61 kg)|