Arts and Humanities Through The Eras: Medieval Europe by Edward Bleiberg

By Edward Bleiberg

This excellent reference set at the humanities and the humanities in historical past is released through Thomson Gale, a credible writer within the reference publication publishing enterprise. they've got introduced jointly numerous students within the fields of the arts and the humanities, every one a expert of their specific component to this set. every one quantity is ready a distinct old period and will stand by itself. This reference set is a compilation of interesting info on 9 disciplines: structure and layout, dance, model, literature, track, philosophy, faith, theater, and visible arts in the course of the heritage of Western civilization, relatively Europe. The 5 volumes of this set are divided in response to the old eras of old Egypt, historic Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Europe, and the Age of the Baroque and the Enlightenment.

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It is an example of the double-nave church type. 1241 King Louis IX of France begins work on the Sainte-Chapelle (completed 1248) within the royal palace; it includes vertical colonnettes which frame enormous, fifty-foot high stained glass windows. c. 1244 Work begins on fortifications for the new city of Aigues-Mortes, which serves as a port of embarkation for a crusade led by Louis IX. 1245 Reconstruction of Westminster Abbey choir begins under King Henry III by master mason Henry of Reyns, imitating French rayonnant style.

C. 1145 Construction begins on the choir of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, one of the earliest buildings to use flying buttresses. c. 1150 Laon Cathedral is begun. It is an example of four-story elevation in northern French Gothic architecture. c. 1155 Construction begins on the cathedral of Paris (Notre-Dame), the interior of which rises to the height of a modern ten-story building. 1179 Master mason William of Sens leaves Canterbury Cathedral after being injured in a fall during the rebuilding of the choir after a fire; he is replaced by master mason William the Englishman.

As the number and scale of building projects increased, techniques of production were devised based on standardized parts, whose fabrication was controlled by drawings. In turn, other industries, such as wool or dye manufacture, offered models of rational organization and efficient labor to the building yard. ARCHITECTURE AND UNIVERSITY LEARNING. Beginning in the twelfth century and continuing into the fourteenth, universities were founded throughout Europe: Oxford and Cambridge in England; Paris, Toulouse, and Montpellier in France; Bologna in Italy; Salamanca in Spain; and Prague in what is now the Czech Republic (in the Middle Ages part of the Holy Roman Empire).

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