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Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination Using the architecture sculpture and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization With daring and inventive conceits Adams looks at the ordinary people places and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century turning the study of history into a kind of theaterAs Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction Adams' freeedom from the European traditions of study lends an exuberance—and puckish wit—to his writingsFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators 


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