The Churches of Paris

During someexcavations which were made in the Place du Parvis itwasfound thatsome Roman houses had been demolishedto make wayforthe foundations of Childebert's church; and,together with theRoman remains, were marble cubes which formed ...

Author: S. Sophia Beale

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146554285X



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The Churches of Paris from Clovis to Charles X

Many were the Julians canonized by the Early Church, and it is difficult to say to which saint this edifice was dedicated, although the fact of the relics of S. Julien de Brioude, who was martyred in 304, having been placed upon the ...

Author: Sophia Beale

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 437

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Churches of Paris, from Clovis to Charles X" by Sophia Beale. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Notre dame De Paris

They let us realize to how great a degree architecture is a primitive matter, in that they demonstrate...that the greatest productions of architecture are not so much the work of individuals as of a community; are rather the offspring of a ...

Author: Charles River


ISBN: 9781548227395


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*Includes pictures *Includes historic descriptions of the cathedral *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "Notre Dame de Paris, in particular, is a curious specimen of this variety. Every surface, every stone of this venerable pile, is a page of the history not only of the country, but of science and of art. Thus-to mention here only a few of the chief details-whereas the small Porte Rouge almost touches the limits of fifteenth century Gothic delicacy, the pillars of the nave, by their massiveness and great girth, reach back to the Carlovingian Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pr�s. One would imagine that six centuries lay between that door and those pillars." With these words, the famous 19th century novelist Victor Hugo attempted to introduce his readers to the backdrop of his seminal work, later known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This, it should be noted, was not the name that Hugo gave to his work; instead, he called it simply Notre Dame, after the building in which he set it. This location was no accident, for, perhaps more than any other city in Europe, Paris has seen every kind of trouble and happiness that can befall a place. It may be called the "City of Lights," but it also frequently saw its leaders' blood spilled in the streets. It is the symbol of romance, but also a place where the famed Napoleon divorced the love of his life in order to have a son. It is famed for its art and culture, but it hosted Nazis during four long years of occupation. Most of all, it is a city of building up and tearing down and building up again, where life is ever-changing. Yet, in the midst of this history of turmoil and chaos, one place has survived largely unchanged, a symbol to Christian believers of the unchanging truths of faith. Notre-Dame has stood as a monumental, though silent, witness to much of Paris' history. As Hugo pointed out, "This generative Mother-Church is, among the other ancient churches of Paris, a sort of Chimera: she has the head of one, the limbs of another, the body of a third-something of all. These hybrid edifices are, we repeat, by no means the least interesting to the artist, the antiquary, and the historian...They let us realize to how great a degree architecture is a primitive matter, in that they demonstrate...that the greatest productions of architecture are not so much the work of individuals as of a community; are rather the offspring of a nation's labour than the out-come of individual genius; the deposit of a whole people; the heaped-up treasure of centuries; the residuum left by the successive evaporations of human society; in a word, a species of formations. Each wave of time leaves its coating of alluvium, each race deposits its layer on the monuments, each individual contributes his stone to it." Notre-Dame de Paris: The History and Legacy of France's Most Famous Cathedral chronicles the remarkable history of the Parisian cathedral. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Notre-Dame like never before.


[In very early times, under the Frankish monarchs, the principal church of Paris was dedicated to St. Stephen the Protomartyr. It stood on part of the site now covered by Notre-Dame, and was always enumerated first among the churches of ...

Author: Grant Allen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734081157

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Reproduction of the original: Paris by Grant Allen

First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art

PARIS . - L'Indispensable , ou Nouveau Con- PARIS , CHURCHES , Geneviève , Ste . — Déducteur des Étrangers , dans Paris ... Description des partement de P. Bureau des traveaux publics . Palais , Églises , Musées et Bibliothèques .

Author: National Art Library (Great Britain)



Category: Art

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The Circle of Knowledge A Classified Simplified Visualized Book of Answers

CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES .—Of the churches of Paris the most celebrated is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, situated on one of the islands of the Seine, called the Île de la Cité. It is a vast cruciform structure, with a lofty west front ...

Author: Various

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

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The Circle of Knowledge is an informative book that was designed in 1917, to be both inspiring and entertaining. The book represents the modern, progressive spirit which fits that time, in its forms of expression and its editorship. The purpose of this work is to answer the why, who, what, when, where, how of the wide majority of curious minds, both young and adult, and encourage them to raise further questions. Special measures were taken in creating this work to isolate essentials from non-essentials; to differentiate human interest subjects of universal significance from those of little concern; to deliver living truths instead of dead vocabulary; and finally, to bring the whole within the knowledge of the intermediate reader, without regard to age, in an acceptable and exciting form. The use of visual outlines and tables; maps, drawings, and diagrams; the illustrated works of great painters, sculptors, and architects all are used to give the reader the valuable and cultural knowledge of past and present.

Church History

revolution of 1848, the Lutherans at an assembly in Strassburg and the Reformed in Paris consulted about a new organization of their churches. But as the latter resolved in order to maintain constitutional union amid doctrinal diversity ...

Author: Professor Kurtz

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752384123

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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Reproduction of the original: Church History by Professor Kurtz

London Quarterly Review

Paris was in those days one vast parish . The pastors conducted service alternately in the three churches of the Oratoire , Pentemont , and Sainte Marie . Pastoral work devolved on the pastor of the week , or of the month .





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