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The Cathedral and the City

Chartres Cathedral - photo by Atlant / wikicommons

Another fantastic talk. Professor Caroline Bruzelius talks to us about medieval art, architecture, and the role of the cathedral in Medieval society. 

As we perceive them today, cathedrals are often in “splendid isolation;” only the church survives of the surrounding structures of cloister, bishop’s palace, other residential or service buildings, and the enclosing gates and walls that separated these complexes from the rest of the city. Caroline Bruzelius, A. M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, examines our notions on the spaces and the role of the cathedral within medieval cities. Recorded March 3, 2016, in Masyer Gymnasium.

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