Emile Male's book aids understanding of medieval art and medieval symbolism, and of the vision of the world which presided over the building of the French cathedrals. It looks at French religious art in the Middle Ages, its forms, and especially the Eastern sources of sculptural iconography used in the cathedrals of France. Fully illustrated with many footnotes it acts as a useful guide for the student of Western culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction * General Characteristics of Medival Iconography * Method Used in This Study of Medival IconographyThe Mirrors of Vincent of Beauvais Book I * The Mirror of Nature Book II * The Mirror of Instruction Book III * The Mirror of Morals Book IV * The Mirror of History: The Old Testament * The Gospels * Apocryphal Stories: Old and New Testament * The Saints and the Golden Legend * Antiquity: Secular History * The Close of HistoryThe ApocalypseThe Last Judgment * Conclusion