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Percy Addleshaw: Bell's Cathedrals

The ​history of any ancient cathedral must always be interesting, and that of Exeter is no exception, though „it supplies less of architectural history than those churches whose whole character has been altered over and over again.” A cathedral represents not only the spiritual, but the active, laborious, and artistic life of past generations. The bishop, too, was in many ways the head man of the province, and combined, not seldom, the varied qualities of priest, warrior, and statesman. The acts of such ecclesiastics were full of importance, not for their own city only, but often also for the whole nation. As men who had frequently travelled much and studied deeply, they summoned to their aid in the building and beautifying of their churches the most skilled artists end artificers of their time; so, with the story of the lives of the bishops of a diocese, the history of a cathedral's building is inextricably woven. To be elevated to a bishopric generally meant to be put into… (tovább)

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Publio, 2013
84 oldal · ISBN: 9789633811948

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