Juggler of Our Lady


Maurice Vloberg



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This map illustrates the cathedrals and churches in France dedicated to the Virgin Mary built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The map is cited in Jan Ziolkowski’s The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity. Volume 2: Medieval Meets Medievalism, to help contextualize the popularity of Mary and medieval Gothic cathedrals specifically dedicated to Mary in France, as an explanation for why the Juggler of Our Lady regained popularity as a French tale in tandem with the revival of Gothic literature and a rise in Marian devotion throughout the 19th century.

Title in French: Carte des Cathédrales et ^grandes élgises de la Vierge du XIIe au XVe siècle, with “Carte des” struck through by red ink.

The original document is held in the Marian Library, Maurice Vloberg Papers, ML-008, Box 10. Maurice Vloberg (1885-1967) was an author and art historian based in Paris, France. His work focused on Catholic themes in art history, primarily the Blessed Virgin Mary, but also the Eucharist, Christmas, and Christian holidays. He served as executive secretary to Father Ramond at l'association Notre-Dame de Salut.

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Paris, France


Juggler of Our Lady, manuscript maps, France

Cathedrals and Churches of the Virgin from the 12th to the 15th Century