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… Expand
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1233) read: "Hoc anno, ecclesia Remensi existente in multa pace et honore
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62" assumerunt pro munitione suarum materia publicarum pavimenta viarum, tumbis coemeteriorum et lapides ad fabricas majoris ecclesiae deputatos
    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
      According to Cerf, the altars were located as follows: Saint Laict and Saints Peter and Paul in the easternmost bay of the northern collateral
      • Saint John the Baptist, Saint Nicasius, Saints James and Philip (axial)
      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
      Cives) ipsos canonicos metu mortis V idus Novembris de civitate fugere compulerunt ac per biennium et duos menses apud Curmissiacum et Curvillam exulare
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      Concerning the suggestion prevalent in the seventeenth century
      • that Henri was buried at Vaucelles, see Marlot, Histoire, iII, 593 and Gallia