Publication 2004 : An Edited Book


The Bayeux Tapestry : Embroidering the Facts of History

[ Version Française ]

THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY : EMBROIDERING THE FACTS OF HISTORY


Pierre BOUET, Brian J. LEVY, Fançois NEVEUX (ed.)


This volume, published simultaneously in French and English,with reproductions of the Tapestry and other illustrations in colour, originated as an international colloquium held in October 1999 at the Cultural Centre of Cerisy, in Normandy. It makes available to the wider public the fruits of research carried out over the past twenty years by some of the most eminent of Bayeux Tapestry scholars.
The aim of the original colloquium was threefold : to reveal for the first time details of the work carried out by the team of textile specialists engaged in the full scientific study of the Tapestry in 1982-83 ; to publish the latest historical research on the events recorded by the Tapestry (with particular reference to its source material) ; and finally to analyse the various techniques involved in the creation of this unique work of art.


Publication of Cerisy Symposiums (1999) [For more information]
Available at Cerisy from Members of Amis de Pontigny-Cerisy [n°321b]

CHARACTERISTICS

Publisher : Presses universitaires de Caen

ISBN : 2-84133-213-6

Length : 432 p.

Illustrations : Colors and Black & White

Price : 39.50 €

Publication Date : 2004

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In memoriam Hervé Pelvillain (1956-2001), by Emmanuel LUIS

Preface, by Patrick GOMONT

Introduction, by François NEVEUX


HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY

The Great Bayeux Tapestry Debate (19th-20th Centuries), by François NEVEUX

The Bayeux Tapestry : A Critical Analysis of Publications 1988-1999, by Shirley Ann BROWN

The Bayeux Tapestry under German Occupation, by Sylvette LEMAGNEN


THE ARTEFACT AS TEXTILE

Publication of Results of the Scientific and Technical Study 1982-1983, by Hervé PELVILLAIN

Bayeux Tapestry or Bayeux Embroidery ?, by Nicole de REYNIÈS

The Bayeux Tapestry : an Example of Textile Embroidery, by Marie-Hélène DIDIER

The Technical Study of the Bayeux Embroidery, by Isabelle BÉDAT & Béatrice GIRAULT-KURTZEMAN

The Bayeux Embroidery and its Backing Strip, by Gabriel VIAL

The Bayeux Tapestry : Results of the Scientific Tests (1982-1983), by Brigitte OGER


MEDIEVAL SOURCES AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

Orderic Vitalis and the Bayeux Tapestry, by Marjorie CHIBNALL

The Echo of the Conquest in the Latin Sources : Duchess Matilda, her Daughters and the Enigma of the Golden Child, by Élisabeth VAN HOUTS

The Norman Conquest in the Grande Chronique de Normandie, by Gillette LABORY

The Bayeux Tapestry as Original Source, by François NEVEUX

Is the Bayeux Tapestry Pro-English ?, by Pierre BOUET

The Bayeux Tapestry, the Bishop and the Laity, by Valerie I. J. FLINT


THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY AS DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

The Bayeux Tapestry and its Depiction of Costume : The Problems of Interpretation, by Olivier RENAUDEAU

Archaeology and the Bayeux Tapestry, by Anne-Marie FLAMBARD HÉRICHER

The Importance of the Bayeux Tapestry for the History of War, by John FRANCE


THE WORK OF ART

The Bayeux Tapestry and Decoration in North-Western Europe : Style and Composition, by Maylis BAYLÉ

Trifunctionnality and Epic Patterning in the Bayeux Tapestry, by Brian J. LEVY

The Coronation of Harold in the Bayeux Tapestry, by Barbara ENGLISH

The Bayeux Tapestry : The Establishment of a Text, by David HILL


The Cerisy Colloquium : Conclusions, by François NEVEUX

Bibliography of Bayeux Tapestry Studies : 1985-1999, by Shirley Ann BROWN


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