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By Paula Lieber Gerson

In response to papers provided at a symposium held in 1981 on the Cloisters
(in conjunction with an exhibition entitled The Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis
in the time of Abbot Suger (1122-1151) and at Columbia University,
sponsored by way of the foreign middle for Medieval paintings and the Medieval and Renaissance
Interdisciplinary stories Committee of Columbia collage.

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