Analyzes the iconography of Romanesque tympanum sculpture in France. Traces the development of the art form and looks at possible motivations for its symbolism. Considers and discusses themes found in the sculpture, including violence, bestiality, salvation and redemption. Argues that the iconography reflected important changes in social and religious values of the period. Includes 14 illustrations. 24 pages, 36 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
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