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Pos paper WestCiv - faith Once it was decided that a cathedral was going to be built the entire town pitched in and helped to build it But building

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Taarika George Period B Western Civ.- Mr. Putnam Due 12/23/04 Cathedrals In The Middle Ages Cathedrals are located all over the world. Though they seem like just beautiful architecture to some people, they meant a lot to people back in the Middle Ages. The best architectural metaphor for the Middle Ages is the Cathedral. The cathedral served as so many purposes and were very important to people who lived close to them. The cathedral’s main purpose was to show the faith of the people. The Middle Ages were an age of faith and the cathedral was an expression of that
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Unformatted text preview: faith. Once it was decided that a cathedral was going to be built, the entire town pitched in and helped to build it. But building a cathedral wasn’t all that easy. Cathedrals took as long as decades to complete because of their intricate designs. The members of the town, commonly the laborers and artisans, worked to build them. Cathedrals were made of many parts. During the Gothic Period, the distinguishing features of the cathedrals of that time were tall spires, pointed arches, flying buttresses, stained glass windows, and carved statues....
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course RECON 69 taught by Professor Bahls during the Spring '98 term at Northeastern.

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