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L'utilisation du fer dans l'architecture gothique : les cas de Troyes et de Rouen.

Abstract : Iron is part of the initial design of Rouennais and Troyenne churches. In some churches, more than twenty tons of iron are employed in stained glass. Structural rods and chains of iron are also used in masonry and carpentry work, as well as smaller pieces, cramps and gudgeons, in order to attach a great deal of sculpted ornaments. The questions of the functions, the quantities, the origins and the cost of the iron for the building yard are treated by an interdisciplinary study using archaeological prospections in the churches, researches in medieval accounting books and metallographic analyses of 74 pieces of iron sampled directly in the buildings. This study also allows to show the nature and the quality of the iron used in construction, its forging treatments and eventually to understand the influence of the great mutations of medieval ironworking (hydraulic hammer, blast furnace) on the use of iron in gothic architecture.
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Maxime l'Heritier. L'utilisation du fer dans l'architecture gothique : les cas de Troyes et de Rouen.. Histoire. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00295179⟩



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