Thursday, 20 November 2014

King Saint Louis IX (1214-1270). A Man With A Hair-Shirt. Grand Exhibition In Paris To Celebrate His 800th-Anniversary.


This Article, on the Grand Exhibition in Paris, France, celebrating the 800th-Anniversary of
King Saint Louis IX of France, can be read in full at MEDIEVAL HISTORIES


Illustration: MEDIEVAL HISTORIES


In connection with the Grand Exhibition in Paris, France, celebrating the 800th-Anniversary of
King Saint Louis IX, a large and beautiful catalogue has been published.

Saint Louis.

By Pierre-Yves le Pogam and Christine Vivet-Peclet (Eds)
Editions du Patrimoine Centre des monuments nationaux 2014
ISBN-10: 2757703412
ISBN-13: 978-2757703410

Saint Louis - catalogue cover



Review by Karen Schousboe.
Full Review is available at MEDIEVAL HISTORIES

This is a real Coffee-Table book, obviously meant to be perused during lazy afternoons in Winter-time. In this sense, the book lives up to one of the characteristics of the life and times of King Saint Louis IX. If people could afford it – and the French Royal Family obviously could – exquisite and delicate art was at their fingertips, in the form of incredibly-detailed ivory sculptures, glazed windows and, not least, covers and illuminated Manuscripts. Now, we can peruse renderings of all these delicacies for the paltry sum of €45.



A barefoot King Saint Louis IX carries The Crown of Thorns to Paris,
and instals it at Sainte Chapelle.
Illustration: MEDIEVAL HISTORIES



Sainte Chapelle,
Paris, France.
King Saint Louis IX carried The Crown of Thorns to Sainte Chapelle
Photo: 14 October 2005.
Source: Own work.
Author: Didier B (Sam67fr).
(Wikimedia Commons)

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