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dc.date.accessioned2016-02-19T22:05:59Z
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dc.identifierttu_sasser_000472
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/66655
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dc.languageen
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dc.titleCarcassonne
vra.imageagentElizabeth Sasser
vra.imagerightsElizabeth Sasser
vra.imagetitlechapel
vra.workculturalcontextFrench
vra.workdateca. 300-1287 (creation)
vra.workdescriptionMedieval fortified town in Languedoc, southern France. Situated on a plateau dominating the plain of the Aude, the walled town of Carcassonne is roughly rectangular in shape, up to 525 m long and 250 m wide. It is still surrounded by its medieval double enclosure wall: the inner curtain is about 1245 m in length, with 29 towers, while the outer has 18 towers and is about 1320 m long. The Château Comtal and the former cathedral of St Nazaire are part of the town. The historian Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for it's restoration in the 19th century, between 1852 and 1879, adding crenellations to the walls and giving the towers slate roofs. The use of slates has been strongly criticized, however, and restorers are replacing them with clay ridge tiles. Two concentric rings of fortifications remain complete today. UNESCO World Heritage Site declared in 1997.
vra.worklocationCarcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
vra.workmaterialstone
vra.workmaterialsandstone
vra.workstyleperiodMedieval
vra.worksubjectarchitectural exteriors
vra.worksubjectarchitectural interiors
vra.worksubjectmilitary
vra.worksubjectwar
vra.worksubjectramparts
vra.worksubjectturret
vra.worktitleCarcassonne
vra.workworktypecastles (fortifications)
vra.worktitle.alternateFortified medieval city
vra.workdate.century4th century
vra.workclassificationArchitecture and City Planning
dc.contributor.creatorElizabeth Sasser
dc.contributor.creatorunknown (French)


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