Medieval Architecture Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Medieval Architecture
This paper looks at architecture and design from the period of the Middle Ages.
# 108092 | 833 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2008 in Architecture (Ancient) , Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (History) , History (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that according to most historians, the Medieval Period, also known as the Middle Ages, represents about a thousand years from circa 400 A.D. to 1400 A.D., and is sometimes referred to as the "Dark Ages." For centuries, this period of time was thought to be the dark interval between the collapse of the Roman Empire and the rebirth of Western civilization in the Renaissance. However, the writer points out that since the 18th century, historians have revised their opinions on this period, particularly regarding the idea that Medieval design and architecture was crude and primitive. Tee writer discusses that several outstanding examples of Medieval architecture demonstrate that this old view is totally inaccurate, for there are many churches, cathedrals and related buildings in countries like France, England and Germany which bear out the truth, being that Medieval architecture and design was just as complicated and beautiful as any created during the centuries that followed the "Dark Ages."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Borg, Victor P. "Architecture." Internet. 2001. Retrieved from
  • McClendon, Charles. The Origins of Medieval Architecture: Building in Europe, AD 600-900. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
  • Saalman, Howard. Medieval Architecture. New York: George Braziller, 1986.

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