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On the bridges of mediaeval Paris; a record of early fourteenth-century life.

[Princeton] N.J., Princeton University Press [1974] .
ISBN 0691039062, 9780691039060

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Subjects Bibliothèque nationale (France). Manuscrit. Français 2090-2092.
Bibliothèque nationale de France. Manuscript. Français 2090-2092.
Bridges -- France -- Paris -- History -- To 1500.
City and town life -- France -- Paris -- History -- To 1500.
Paris (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Paris (France) -- Mœurs et coutumes -- Ouvrages illustrés.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Paris, France -- Bridges.
Paris, France -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Ponts -- France -- Paris.
Description xiv, 96 pages illustrations 25 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Errata slip inserted.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-96).
Summary A 14th-century illuminated manuscript, The Life of St. Denis, in the Bibliothèque Nationale, contains thirty remarkable illustrations of contemporary life as it flourished on the Seine and on the Paris bridges. Virginia Wylie Egbert is the first to focus attention on the bridge scenes in the lower third of the illuminations and to relate them in a systematic way to the social life of the period. In an effort to determine how realistic the bridge scenes are in their portrayal of everyday life, the author has gone to mediaeval writings and documents. Her telling quotations range from peddler's street cries to a description of attempts to reduce pollution in the streets of Paris. In her introduction, Mrs. Egbert gives an account of the manuscript and discusses its style and relationship to a small group of other manuscripts.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)902729
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Egbert, Virginia Wylie.
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