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By SherryC.M. Lindquist

Grounded in archival resources, this interdisciplinary examine explores the profound ancient importance of the mausoleum of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy - the Chartreuse de Champmol. even supposing the monument is widely known because the web site of pivotal artworks by way of Claus Sluter, Melchior Broederlam, Jean de Beaumetz and others, earlier artwork historians haven't thought of how those works functioned on the middle of a posh social matrix. Sherry Lindquist right here considers the sacred matters of a few of the sculptures and work now not purely as devotional instruments or theological statements, yet as profoundly influential social tools that negotiated complicated interactions of strength. Lindquist's subtle dialogue coordinates research of fundamental assets with the main updated scholarship within the box of paintings heritage, not just with admire to past due medieval Burgundian artwork, but additionally to extra theoretical questions touching on reception.

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