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Murray Seminar: 'Bohemond's Enigma: Crusader Architecture in Norman Italy' - Clare Vernon

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This talk is part of a series of Murray Research Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art, in which scholars present their current research for discussion. The Italo-Norman nobleman Bohemond I, became Prince of Antioch during the first crusade. He died at home in southern Italy in 1111 and was buried in an opulent chapel at the cathedral of Canosa di Puglia. The chapel is a mysterious building that continues to perplex scholars. This paper will explore the patronage and possible architectural model in the Holy Land, as well as the iconography of the bronze doors and the meaning of the inscriptions.

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