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Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry : The Landscapes, Buildings and Places (Hardcover) (Trevor

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An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry provides a unique reexamination of this famous piece of work through the historical geography and archaeology of the tapestry. Trevor Rowley is the first author to have analyzed the tapestry through the landscapes, buildings and structures shown, such as towns and castles, while comparing them to the landscapes, buildings, ruins and earthworks which can be seen today. By comparing illustrated extracts from the tapestry to historical and contemporary illustrations, maps and reconstructions, Rowley is able to provide the reader with a unique visual setting against which they are able to place the events on the tapestry.

This approach allows Rowley to challenge a number of generally accepted assumptions regarding the location of several scenes in the tapestry, most controversially suggesting that William may never have gone to Hastings at all. Finally, Rowley tackles the missing end of the tapestry, suggesting the places and events which would have been depicted on this portion of William’s journey to Westminster.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: History, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Trevor Rowley
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2017
TCIN: 52041622
UPC: 9781781593806
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2368
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