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Unformatted text preview: Hildegard begins her description of this vision with thest "After this I saw a vast instrument, round and shadowed, in the shape of an egg, small at the top, large in the middle, and narrowed at the bottom; outside it, surrounding its circumference, there was a bright fire with, as it were, a shadowy zone under it. And in that fire there was a globe of sparkling flame so great that the whole instrument was illuminated by it." Credit: Oakg-images/Erich Lessing Think About It 1 Discuss what the term "Romanesque" means and distinguish some of the key stylistic features associated with architecture in this style. 2 Discuss the sculpture that was integrated into the exteriors of Romanesque churches. Why was it there? Whom did it address? What were the prominent messages? Refer to at least one church discussed in this chapter. Crosscurrents These pages served as the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew in two medieval manuscripts, one Hiberno-Saxon and the...
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