The Roman Architecture: History And History Of Romanesque Architecture

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Introduction
Romanesque architecture started around 1000 to 1200 AD around the middle ages, extending from the decline of the Roman Empire until the begging of gothic architecture. It is one of the most influenced styles of architecture but also one of the most hard to characterize. Unlike other styles it developed independently in diverse locations such as Italy, Spain, England and France. Its characteristics come from the ancient roman architecture that developed into bigger prettier and more complex constructions. However, there are different views in where it spread first as well as where it got more influence from. Throughout this paper, it will be discussed its different origins, characteristics and how it developed throughout time.
Origins
While the west Roman Empire was in a period of decline nomadic people came from central Asia such as barbarians and Vikings to occupy their lands (400- 1400) conquering the city of Rome itself around 476. The nomads destroyed many Roman Empire constructions that caused sources of knowledge like governmental authority disappear. On the other hand, they tried to maintain and follow some roman traditions and eventually converted to Christianity. Gradually, a new system emerged, the feudal system, were they principally exchanged service for protection. The peasants worked on the lord’s lands and the lord provided the king with solders and taxes. Although the pope controlled central Italy, feudalism caused some constructions to differ
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