In May 1936 Morrow published The Heritage of the Cathedral, a memorable volume which revivifies the very stones and puts...

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THE VOICES OF THE CATHEDRAL: Tales in Stone and Legends in Glass

In May 1936 Morrow published The Heritage of the Cathedral, a memorable volume which revivifies the very stones and puts humanity into the ancient piles. Now comes its sequel, a book that once again breaths life into inanimate objects and serves as a swift-moving panoramic picture of the history of Europe, the influences that crept in from pagan sources, from Greece and Rome, from the East -- near and far, from Constantinople, from Persia, and left indelible impressions on the records in stone, the cathedrals, the carving, the stained glass, the tombs, the inscriptions. We are inclined to think of them as Christian symbols. Actually, they are symbols of every cultural and religious and superstitious and economic and social influence that touched on life. Sometimes the influences came through wars, sometimes through scholars, sometimes through travelling artisans. But permanent record is there and this book helps the uninitiate to read it.

Pub Date: May 11, 1938

ISBN: 1163348082

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1938