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“Sometime the very letters become decorative designs (see the elaborately ornate and well-nigh illegible initials in the Harkness Gospels from tenth-century Brittany, or the large word panels in the thirteenth-century German Hebrew Xanten Bible, or the stunning calligraphy of the fourteenth-century Turkish Qur'an).”
“The leader of the first column directed his men “to put to the torch everything that can be burned and to put to the bayonet every inhabitant you encounter on your way,” a secular version of the “Kill them all” command of the papal envoy at the thirteenth-century massacre at Béziers.”
“The building was intended to evoke the architectural qualities of an English thirteenth-century cathedral church -- through the use of the most modern materials available.”
“Émile Mâle, in his study of the religious art of thirteenth-century France, thus said that “mediaeval art was before all things a symbolic art, in which form is used merely as the vehicle of spiritual meaning”.”
“Saint Anthony was a thirteenth-century Portuguese saint.”
“The last stronghold of the Druids, it was also rich in history and lore, from its moated, thirteenth-century Beaumaris Castle to its Tudor pubs and Georgian mansions.”
“Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear ...”
“History: Marco Polo was the thirteenth-century Venetian traveler who explored Asia.”
“A late thirteenth-century Dominican Psalter now at Nuremberg, probably from a Bavarian house, has the most elaborate illumination cycle of the group. 91 There is copious use of gold illumination and bright colors that highlight the nineteen full-page miniatures and ten historiated initials in the manuscript.”
“In the fervor of the thirteenth-century religious movement with its emphasis on apostolic poverty, entire families entered the religious life.”
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