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Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral (revised)
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Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral
Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral
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Christianity
Symbolism

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ISBN:  978-1-933316-77-2
Book Size:  8.25" x 11.75"
# of Pages:  160
Language:  English



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This new and revised edition of Titus Burckhardt’s masterpiece, Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral, is a richly colored window onto the lofty intellectual and spiritual climate that conceived the marvel that is Gothic architecture. Featuring a new appendix with three sections, and a new Foreword from John James, a world authority of Chartres Cathedral, as well as 25 new illustrations, it cannot fail to inspire the sensitive reader to become a pilgrim to the noble sanctuary of Chartres itself.
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Detailed Description of Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral is one of the undisputed jewels of medieval Christianity. Throughout its distinguished 800 year history it has been witness to many miracles, while its steep Gothic spires, splendid statuary, and magnificent stained glass windows have lost none of their ability to inspire wonder, reverence, and awe in visiting pilgrims. Author of more than a dozen books, Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984) was a leading member of the “Perennialist” or “Traditionalist” school of comparative religious thought and he was also an acknowledged expert on the sacred art of the East and West.

This new and revised edition of Titus Burckhardt’s masterpiece, Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral, is a richly colored window onto the lofty intellectual and spiritual climate that conceived the marvel that is Gothic architecture. Featuring a new appendix with three sections, and a new Foreword from John James, a world authority of Chartres Cathedral, as well as 25 new illustrations, it cannot fail to inspire the sensitive reader to become a pilgrim to the noble sanctuary of Chartres itself.


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Titus Burckhardt

Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984) was one of the leading perennialist writers of the twentieth century. His writings showed remarkable scope. Burckhardt wrote on pure metaphysics, on tradition and modern science, on sacred art, on history and political science, and on various other aspects of traditional civilizations. Burckhardt was also a translator (from Arabic into French), an editor and publisher, and a respected consultant on restoring traditional cities to their former beautiful states. World Wisdom has published the following books by Burckhardt:

    

In addition, numerous Titus Burckhardt essays have appeared in various World Wisdom anthologies. Our free online Library has many essays and excerpts from Burckhardt's writings.


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