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Needle in the Right Hand of God The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry

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ISBN-10: 1400065496

ISBN-13: 9781400065493

Edition: 2006

Authors: R. Howard Bloch

List price: $25.95
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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. Bloch opens with a gripping account of the event that inspired the Tapestry: the swift, bloody…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Lances, axes, and needles
Perils and survival
War by other means
A stitch in time
Buried treasure
Weaving to Byzantium
Go East, young Norman
An asylum of nobles