Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle

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When in 1885 the sculptor Auguste Rodin was commissioned by the city of Calais to create a memorial to the privations and tragedy of war, it was a controversial move. Statues erected at public expense, it was felt, should depict the heroism of victorious France, not pain and loss. But French casualties in the Franco-…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Preface”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001239>
First published online: 2016

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