Bread, Wine, and Money: The Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral

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At Chartres Cathedral, for the first time in medieval art, the lowest register of stained-glass windows depicts working artisans and merchants instead of noble and clerical donors. Jane Welch Williams challenges the prevailing view that pious town tradesmen donated these windows. In "Bread, Wine, and Money, " she uncovers a deep antagonism between the trades and the cathedral clergy in Chartres; the windows, she argues, portray not town tradesmen but trusted individuals that the fearful clergy had taken into the cloister as ...

Bread, Wine, and Money: The Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral 1993, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226899138

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Bread, Wine, and Money: The Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral 1993, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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