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How Gothic architecture was structured. Important: The location and use of flying buttresses and ribbed vaulting.

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DIAGRAM: illustrating "flying buttresses". The flying buttresses on Chartres are rather modest compared to later cathedrals.

(6th May 2015) CARMINA BURANA: The twelfth century Renaissance was an internationalist movement. One characteristic of this was the "wandering scholars" who travelled from country to country. They developed their own genre of poetry - Carmina Burana - Latin songs celebrating academic and also more earthly pleasures.

architecture can be so unbelievable and so stunning