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Romanesque Literally means “romanlike,” a comparison which is particularly true for architecture (round arches, vaults…) Broadly, this term refers to history and culture of western Europe between 1050 and 1200. Many regional varieties of “Romanesque.” “Diversity is the rule, not the exception in Romanesque Europe.”(p. 338) Monuments were “linked” by a network of traveling pilgrims and towns that competed for power and piety.
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? “A journey taken as an expression of religious devotion to a place believed to be especially sacred or holy.” (Encylopedia of Early Christianity) Where would one go on pilgrimage ? Rome, Santiago de Compostela , Holy Land, other local or regional shrines. Why go on a pilgrimage? Faith: personal journey to establish a stronger contact with God. Penance: Pilgrimage as penance: publicly imposed (only around sixth century) or privately undertaken as penance in the late fifth. To fulfill a vow: in exchange for grace received.
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