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Conques in the Global World

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Year of publication 2021
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Faculty of Arts

Description Conques-en-Rouergue is at the heart of today’s travelling culture: visited annually by thousands of tourists and walking pilgrims, it is a unique site of cultural heritage. Furthermore, it preserves outstanding visual, material, and ritual cultures from the 9th to the 21st c. The golden statue of Sainte Foy or the polychrome tympanum of the abbey-church, to mention only two, are amongst the most famous medieval artefacts in the world. Regretfully, the cultural significance of Conques contrasts with the lack of comprehensive scholarly attention. Its date, level of reconstruction, and place in the story of the history of art have all been disputed. This is alarming, since a complex understanding of this unique site is indispensable for both the effective research of scientific communities and the expansion of interest among public audiences.
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