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the medieval history of Germigny-l’Exempt
the medieval history of Germigny-l’Exempt

the medieval history of Germigny-l’Exempt

The medieval church of Notre-Dame, with its huge tower-porch, was built after the siege of 1108 by king Louis VI as a symbol of the “Pax Dei”. The inconographic program of its inner portal of 1215 is derived from the Laon Cathedral and the abbey church in Saint-Gilles du Gard. The tympanum showing a Sedes Sapientiae is meant to celebrate the triumph of the Church (the Virgin being symbolic of the Church) upon heretics who reject the real presence in the eucharist.

the medieval history of Germigny-l’Exempt

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