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31 07, 2017

Romanesque Architecture – Medieval Europe

By |2018-04-10T22:48:55-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Façade of Pisa's Duomo We call this kind of building Romanesque because it is a little like Roman architecture, with its columns and round arches. But people built Romanesque buildings around 1000-1200 AD instead of during the Roman Empire. The fall of the Roman Empire, about 500 AD, made everybody in the empire poorer than they were before. But the people [...]

30 07, 2017

What is a cloister? Medieval architecture

By |2019-09-18T07:45:09-07:00July 30th, 2017|Medieval|2 Comments

Cloister at Moissac (ca. 1100 AD, southern France) Where do cloisters come from? Cloisters were a medieval kind of building that developed out of Greek and then Roman peristyles. What is a peristyle? More medieval architecture All our medieval Europe articles What is a cloister? A cloister is a courtyard garden inside a building. [...]