Historical Aspects of the Reconstruction of Reims Cathedral, 1210-1241

@article{Branner1961HistoricalAO,
  title={Historical Aspects of the Reconstruction of Reims Cathedral, 1210-1241},
  author={Robert Branner},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1961},
  volume={36},
  pages={23 - 37}
}
THE cathedral of Notre-Dame at Reims ranks among the largest and most imposing monuments of the Middle Ages. In view of the number of studies devoted to this Gothic church, it is astonishing to note that the early history of its construction is still very imperfectly known.' Most students of Reims have been preoccupied by the famous lost labyrinth, which once contained the names of the first architects, their tenures of office, and the parts of the edifice they worked on. But the information… 
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