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Gothic Art, 1140-1450 : Sources and Documents

Gothic Art, 1140-1450 : Sources and Documents - 87 edition

Gothic Art, 1140-1450 : Sources and Documents - 87 edition

ISBN13: 9780802066794

ISBN10: 0802066798

Gothic Art, 1140-1450 : Sources and Documents by Teresa G. Frisch - ISBN 9780802066794
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Published: 1987
International: No
Gothic Art, 1140-1450 : Sources and Documents by Teresa G. Frisch - ISBN 9780802066794

ISBN13: 9780802066794

ISBN10: 0802066798

Edition: 87

Summary

The documents which have been selected for this book come from a variety of sources. Whenever possible, personal observations of professional men and the observations of contemporaries have been used, but these are rare, and so, for the most part, impersonal records such as legal contracts, agreements, inscriptions, inventories and excerpts from expense accounts have had to make do instead, illuminating only obliquely changing times and attitudes. These documents were dictated or written by clerks and laymen, by churchmen and lawyers, and eventually by city magistrates and the guilds: by men whose interest in what they recorded varied, so that the texts also vary in formulation an usefulness to the art historian.