The architecture and furniture of the Middle Ages in France reflect the society of the time. This work shows Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic styles in the illuminations on the manuscripts. It also considers homes, castles and palaces, studios, churches, monasteries, and towns.
Patricia Gathercole is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Foreign Languages at Roanoke College. Her previous publications include The Depiction of Women in Medieval French Manuscript Illumination and The Depiction of Angels and Devils in Medieval French Manuscript Illumination.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Architecture; Part II. Individual Rooms; Part III. Furniture; Part IV. General Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index; Illustrations.