Anjou. Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology

British Archaeological Association Transactions, Volume 26
ISBN: 978 1 902653 67 9 (PB); 978 1 902653 68 6 (HB)
Available in paperback and hardback
272 pages
41 line illustrations, 154 half-tones, and 7 colour figures

The Association’s 2000 conference was held in Angers and concentrated on the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of greater Anjou. Extensive consideration was given to the major surviving monuments in Angers itself and attempts were made to explore work in the county, giving rise to papers on the production and standardisation of building stone, comital patronage, Cistercian architecture, castle building, wall painting, aisleless naves, tile pavements, Angevin gothic architecture and the château at Saumur. The majority of papers dealing with Angers itself are concerned with early medieval and Romanesque material, though there are notable excursions into 13th century stained glass and the Anglo-French historiography of domical vaults. In keeping with the bilingual nature of the conference, this volume contains articles in both English and French, each article being preceded by an extended précis in the language other than that of the main text. Although it has not been possible to include all the papers given at the conference most are present and it is hoped that the light shone on some of the more intractable problems of Angevin studies will be of value to future generations of scholars.