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Chartres

Peter Kidson and Virginia Chieffo Raguin

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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City in Eure-et-Loir, northern France. In Roman times Chartres was Autricum, the civitas capital of the Carnutes, and it qualified for a bishop when an episcopal system was set up in Gaul during the 3rd century AD. The history of the town in the medieval period is dominated by the cathedral (see §I below), which was an important centre of learning in the 11th century and the goal of a pilgrimage by the

Keywords: Cathedral

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Subjects: Art

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