Lecture 2 - Early Medieval, Carolingian, and Ottonian...

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Early Medieval, Carolingian, and Ottonian Architecture I. Barbarians a. End of Roman Empire (5 th century) b. Destruction c. Germanic tribes d. Gothic Architecture e. Didn’t know their languange i. Bar-bar-bar came to be barbarians f. Barba – bearded men g. Greeks were clean shaven II. Script a. 9 th century Latin script b. 13 th century recopied in Gothic script (couldn’t read old script) III. Architecture a. No domes, extravagant churches b. Bad economy c. Organization of Roman Empire died d. Not technology e. Didn’t want to f. Agoraphobic – can’t deal with big spaces i. Used to tents/huts in forest g. Very little h. 20 or so churches IV.Dark Ages a. Early Medieval b. Barbarian c. 550 CE – 750 CE d. Masoleum of King Theoderic i. Ravenna, Italy ii. Constantinople iii. 490 CE arrived in Italy iv. 500 – 526 CE v. Not buried in Christian center vi. Made for him while he is still alive vii.Octagonal at base viii. 16 sided on second floor ix. Round at dome 1. One solid piece of stone
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Lecture 2 - Early Medieval, Carolingian, and Ottonian...

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