Medieval France. An Encyclopedia

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Angoulême (Charente), Saint-Pierre.

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and attendant angels. The sculpture of the upper level, the most accomplished of the
several campaigns, shows affinities with the art of Languedoc. Abadie additions include
the superstructure, with its gable and flanking turrets, the sculpture of the central
tympanum, that of St. George and St. Martin, and the head of Christ.
Jean M.French
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. The Angoumois was a small county in west-central France of only modest importance
in medieval times. On its borders lay Poitou to the north, the Limousin to the east, the
Périgord to the south, and the Saintonge-Aunis to the west. Since the French Revolution,

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