This book presents a full-color reproduction of
the entire tapestry, with a detailed commentary alongside each episode,
equipping the reader to follow the story blow by blow and this
marvelous work of art step by step. In addition, a preliminary study
sets the tapestry in its artistic, cultural, and historical context.
late Lucien Musset, Emeritus Professor of the University of Caen,
studied the tapestry of nearby Bayeux for nearly fifty years. This
erudite but highly readable survey distills a lifetime's scholarship
into a wise and impeccably researched synthesis that enables the modern
reader to appreciate what the Tapestry meant in the context of its
time, at the start of the last millennium.