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A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Stephen Murray


In this book, the author seizes a rare opportunity to explore the relationship between verbal and visual culture by presenting a sermon that may have been preached during the second half of the thirteenth century in or near the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Amiens, whose sculptural program was completed at about the same time. In addition to providing a complete transcription and translation of the text, he examines the historical context of the sermon and draws comparisons between its underlying structure and the Gothic portals of the cathedral. In the sermon, as in the cathedral, the author fin ... More

Keywords: sermon, sculpture, Virgin Mary, Notre Dame, Gothic, cathedral, Picardy, salvation, redemption, Amiens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238473
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Murray, author