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Dorothy and Henry Kraus discuss the book "The Hidden World of Misericords."

BROADCAST: Feb. 10, 1976 | DURATION: 00:53:58

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Dorothy and Henry Kraus describe how they discovered an entire European collection of church-located woodcarvings depicting a wide variety of scenes crafted by local artisans. Hundreds of years of political, religious, and social events shaped the portrayals, and they explore many of the illustrations in their book, focusing on the themes of labor, animals, and religion. They marvel at the skill and craftsmanship and observe that the works can be a rich source of primary research material for modern scholars. Includes excerpts of "Roll the Union On" and an unnamed medieval French song.