Jacques Santrot

Les doubles funérailles d'Anne de Bretagne

Le corps et le cœur (janvier-mars 1514)

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Auteur Jacques Santrot
Editeur Librairie Droz S.A.
Distributeur Association de Boccard

This fascinating study combines historical, art historical, and archeological analyses to shed light on the unique royal funeral rites of Anne of Britany, queen to both Charles VIII and Louis XII. Her body was interred at the royal necropolis of Saint Denis, while her heart was carried to Nantes, as a symbol of the mystical relationship between the Breton people, their duchesse, and their territory. Examining the ceremonies and rites, as well as the material objects involved, this work presen ...