The grand structure that resides in present day Germany was built in honor the Virgin Mary. The site was used for many important religious and public occasions, for example the king of Germany held his coronation in the Chapel. The site had been continued to be strongly linked to Charlemagne through more than his name, as Otto III ordered his remains to be placed there in honor of him and his accomplishments. Essentially, although the Palace is seen under a more political light than Hagia Sophia, both structures have histories deeply rooted in the Christian religion. Another strong similarity stands in the fact that their nations leaders worked hard to preserve and then rebuild the structures when disaster
According to the “Rome-Volunteer presentation” the three elements of the successful Roman architecture were the arch, concrete and vaults. The beautiful architecture all around the world was the results of these arches, concrete and vault discoveries. The importance of these arches and concretes in the Roman life was enormous. The Roman arches
Christians enriched Roman theology and art through cultural interactions. Culture was dramatically changed due to the transformation of religion to Christianity. Emperors constructed many new temples in honor of Christianity. The architecture puts a greater emphasis on the interior and the meaningful visuals instead of the exterior like they used to do. Churches provided social services like schooling and medical care.
The development of modern day architecture is very fascinating. Even though it has a very significant difference to architecture in the past, it still has many similarities. Many famous buildings we have today still show the same basic designs. For example, the Lincoln Memorial is very similar to the Parthenon. The Lincoln Memorial has the same structure in the front as the Parthenon The architect, Henry Bacon, modeled the Lincoln Memorial to represent the Parthenon.
Many more of Brunelleschi’s artworks involve religion. He liked to use linear perspective in his designs such as domes. Brunelleschi became a well-known architect and engineer. He designed many churches and other buildings including: San Lorenzo, Cathedral of Santa Mara del Fiore, Pazzi Chapel, Ospedale degli Innocenti, and the Church of Santo Spirito. Brunelleschi designed the domes and/or the columns for some of these buildings.
Another aspect of the Carolingian Renaissance is the reviving of latin literature such as letters, poetry and common texts. One major Virgilian epics during the Carolingian Renaissance was known as, “ Karolus Magnus et Leo Papa”. (britannica) The last aspect of the Carolingian Renaissance is architecture. Designs of new monasteries and cathedrals became more popular and the famous Palace of Aachen was built during this time. The characteristics of this architecture had hints of Byzantine and Roman styles.
From 500 to 1500 AD Europe was not in a dark age, because of their advances with the Gothic Cathedrals, their conquests in the Crusades, and their organization within their Government. During 1163 through 1345 Europe had many architectural advancements, such as the Gothic Cathedral and the Notre Dame. According to the Gothic Cathedral document in Universities and Cathedrals it states,”Common features of gothic cathedrals included architectural innovations, including: large columns, high ceilings with ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and large stained glass windows.” This quote supports that Europe was not in a dark age because it shows how many architectural innovations were made during this time period. The conquests of the Crusades support that Europe was not in a dark age because they brought many new trade items to Europe and they conquered new land and reconquered some land.
Its name derives for the use of roman semicircular arches use in most doors and windows. The architects encountered a construction problem since they wanted to use masonry for the ceiling instead of wood. It made it more complicated since they now needed a stronger support for the ceiling. In order to find a practical solution, most of its buildings rely on the mass of the walls to support the heavy ceiling. Also, the use of arches tunnels for the roof made it more secure preventing it to fall which created what is called a vault.
After 312 CE, large churches were built in every major city, open to all and built with the intent to display their splendor and mystery. Churches were tax exempt and bishops became powerful. They were governors of the poor and even judges for small disputes. Constantine and his successors were impressed by the unity and expansionist goals of the Christian Church and wanted to increase the unity of his empire by fostering the universal outreach of the Christian church. The legacy of Constantine included his conversion to Christianity and the conversion to Christianity of the Roman Empire.
The Pilgrim 's Progress is considered to be one of the greatest Christian allegories ever written. In the further part of the paper here will be content about influence of Christianity in his life and how Bunyan have used Christian allegory in the text “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. Definition of Christian Allegory: A story that has a deeper or more general meaning in addition to its surface meaning. Allegories are