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

  title={Historical Aspects of the Reconstruction of Reims Cathedral, 1210-1241},
  author={Robert Branner},
  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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France: Pouilles), vi, Part 1 (Paris, 1908)
  • 1908
A slight alteration of the customs regarding servants was made in 1212 (ibid., 492) and in 1228 a case judged on the basis of these agreements had to be arbitrated (ibid
    Gallia christiana, x, Instrumenta, cc
      La premiere sculpture gothique
      • Bulletin monumental
      • 1959
      62" assumerunt pro munitione suarum materia publicarum pavimenta viarum, tumbis coemeteriorum et lapides ad fabricas majoris ecclesiae deputatos
        Bibliotheque des ecoles francaises d'Athenes et de Rome, ser. 2, ii
        • A detailed description of the evenits is contained in the bull of 11 October 1235 (L. Auvray, Les registres de Gr6goire IX
        The abbey of St-Thierry near Reims sent out quest(s) for building funds precisely during this period
          Cives) ipsos canonicos metu mortis V idus Novembris de civitate fugere compulerunt ac per biennium et duos menses apud Curmissiacum et Curvillam exulare
          • Ann. Sci. Nic
          1233) read: "Hoc anno, ecclesia Remensi existente in multa pace et honore
          • The Ann. Sci. Nic
          Hoc anno apud Curvillam decessit Henricus de Brana ... et aportatus fuit Remis et sepultus ante majorem altare
          • The tomb seems to have been discovered during the excavations after the first World War by M. Deneux (Dix ans de fouilles