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Defence by demolition? Preserving and relocating the cloister of Segovia cathedral

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In 1520, Segovia's rebel city council besieged the impregnable royal fortress located on a narrow stone outcrop at the far west of the city. The cathedral stood just in front of the fortress, and the rebels demolished part of the church's structure to use it as a secure stronghold. Beyond the physical damage, the revolt demonstrated the peril posed by the proximity of cathedral and castle. Unsurprisingly, it was soon decided that the cathedral would be relocated to the city's main square. Des...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsnr.2021.0045

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8622-7414
Publisher:
Royal Society
Journal:
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science More from this journal
Volume:
76
Issue:
2
Pages:
237-252
Publication date:
2021-10-13
Acceptance date:
2021-10-01
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EISSN:
1743-0178
ISSN:
0035-9149
Language:
English
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1338866
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pubs:1338866
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2023-05-08

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