Mont Saint Michel Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

Mont Saint Michel
This paper examines the history and architectural character of the structure, Mont Saint Michel.
# 96588 | 2,752 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2007 in Religion and Theology (General) , History (General) , Architecture (General)

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In this article, the writer looks at the history of how the Mont Saint Michel structure was built and how the abbey and the island has been used over the centuries. The writer further traces how the Mont Saint Michel evolved from a cultural repository to an abbey, a dungeon and the world heritage site that it is today. The writer then examines the architecture and design of the Mont Saint Michel, looking at the village structures as well as the abbey itself. Next, the writer details how the structure has evolved from its original Romanesque design to exhibit the Gothic characteristics that the abbey is famous for today. In addition, the writer looks at the conservation problems that have arisen as a result of all this construction, and the efforts being made to safeguard this world heritage site.

Architecture and Design
Present Day Architectural Concerns

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, Henry. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. New York: Putnam, 1980.
  • Deceneux, Marc. The Mont-Saint-Michel Stone by Stone. Paris: Editions Ouest-France, 1999.
  • Samway, Patrick. "Mont Saint Michel in Danger." America. May 5, 1999: 445-449.

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