A Needle in the Right Hand of God

A Needle in the Right Hand of God

The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest of 1066

Book - 2006
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The Bayeux Tapestry is the world?s most famous textile?an exquisite 230-foot-long embroidered panorama depicting the events surrounding the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is also one of history?s most mysterious and compelling works of art. This haunting stitched account of the battle that redrew the map of medieval Europe has inspired dreams of theft, waves of nationalism, visions of limitless power, and esthetic rapture. In his fascinating new book, Yale professor R. Howard Bloch reveals the history, the hidden meaning, the deep beauty, and the enduring allure of this astonishing piece of cloth.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2006.
ISBN: 9781400065493
1400065496
Branch Call Number: 746.442 Blo
Characteristics: xv, 230 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

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