Notre-Dame: The Soul of France

Talk & Readings

Two years ago, the whole world was in shock upon seeing images of Notre-Dame de Paris in flames. The profound emotion opened up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? What makes Notre-Dame, the soul of a nation and a symbol of human achievement?

In answer, writer, critic and broadcaster Agnès Poirier turns to the defining moments in Notre-Dame’s history in her book Notre-Dame: The Soul of France, published last year in English, and this year in French. She will be in conversation with award-winning historian, biographer and BBC Radio 4’s Making History presenter Tom Holland.

Related / Latest Publications:
Notre-Dame, the Soul of France, Agnès Poirier
Notre-Dame, L'Âme d'une nation, Agnès Poirier
Les chrétiens, comment ils ont changé le monde, Tom Holland (translated by Olivier Salvatori)
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