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The title of this volume reflects the texture of this collection of readings, intended to embody a historiographical design that gathers togther specialist viewpoints. Lucca Cathedral in its entirety certainly deserves much more than an ample and articulated series of rigorous essays, the expression of the different ways of interpreting the monument: there are still many critical issues to be dealt with, research and insights to be developed; there are still many partly open doors waiting to be flung wide, but these pages are intended to disclose a sort of interior view, an internal sense that should be proper and essential to history. The words and images that keep memory alive carry with them stories full of echoes and memories. This is why we are here: to rediscover a part of ourselves, also through the church that we are about to explore, a shining lighthouse of our civilisation, a sacred place not only for the faithful but for all our fellow beings.