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February 23, 2010
Christine Hediger, ed. La Sainte-Chapelle de Paris: Royaume de France ou Jérusalem céleste? Culture et Société Médiévales. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2008. 414 pp.; 43 b/w ills. Paper €65.00 (9782503525778)
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An intriguing concept lies behind this anthology: in 1999, a group of graduate students under the direction of Yves Christe in Geneva began the systematic comparison of the iconography of the Bibles moralisées and the stained glass of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. In 2001, their results were presented along with other scholarship on the Sainte-Chapelle at an international colloquium organized by Christe and Peter Kurmann at the Collège de France. Four contributors from the Geneva...