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Bread, Wine, and Money: The Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral

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At Chartres Cathedral, for the first time in medieval art, the lowest register of stained-glass windows depicts working artisans and merchants instead of noble and clerical donors. Jane Welch Williams challenges the prevailing view that pious town tradesmen donated these windows. In Bread, Wine, and Money, she uncovers a deep antagonism between the trades and the cathedral clergy in Chartres; the windows, she argues, portray not town tradesmen but trusted individuals that the fearful clergy had taken into the cloister as their own serfs.

Williams weaves a tight net of historical circumstances, iconographic traditions, exegetical implications, political motivations, and liturgical functions to explain the imagery in the windows of the trades. Her account of changing social relationships in thirteenth-century Chartres focuses on the bakers, tavern keepers, and money changers whose bread, wine, and money were used as means of exchange, tithing, and offering throughout medieval society. Drawing on a wide variety of original documents and scholarly work, this book makes important new contributions to our knowledge of one of the great monuments of Western culture.

Synopsis:

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Literature and Some Modifications2. The Historical Circumstances3. The Offering of Bread4. The Offering of Wine5. The Offering of Gold and Silver CoinsEpilogueAbbreviationsNotesBibliographyIndex

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-255) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Literature and Some Modifications

2. The Historical Circumstances

3. The Offering of Bread

4. The Offering of Wine

5. The Offering of Gold and Silver Coins

Epilogue

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226899138
Author:
Williams, Jane Welch
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Glass & Glassware
Subject:
Glass painting and staining
Subject:
Cathedrale de chartres
Subject:
Occupations in art.
Subject:
Glass painting and staining, Gothic.
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Missions
Subject:
Missions & Missionary Work
Subject:
Crafts-Glass Technique
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
GTR-277
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 color plates, 119 halftones, 26 line d
Pages:
394
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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