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because religion was really important to them
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Master builders where the ones the guilder the masons as to how the catherdral was to be built
The use of cathedrals was the same in the Middle Ages as it is today, as the church associated with the central administration of a diocese. The diocese is a set of churches g…rouped according to geographical area. The religious head of a diocese is a bishop, whose church is the cathedral. It is called a cathedral because the bishop's throne is there; the Latin word "cathedra" means seat. The presence of a cathedral was the thing that distinguished a city from a town, for much of the Middle Ages.
Actually one of the most famous cathedrals of Europe is the Notre Dame.
To show the glory of God, and that man was reaching towards God with the building of cathedrals. They were the focus of the community and where people gathered all week to pra…y, conduct business, stroll, and gossip. Squares were often built in and around (they are still there) the cathedrals so markets would fill the squares and celebrate holidays .
Most of the major ones were started and then finished much later. These are not buildings that were easy to build and often they had problems with construction. In Florence, I…taly it took a total of 200 years before the Domo was finished. Many sat without a roof or a dome for many years or just parts completed. Imagine building a stone building without any help from machines. That's what these people did and it took generations. So, when you look at Norte Dame, The Domo, St. Marks, St. Pauls, or any of the other ones through out Europe you are looking at history.
Cathedrals were very large churches, which were used as other churches were except in one respect. They were the churches administered by bishops instead of priests, the bisho…ps being the central authorities for dioceses, which were ecclesiastical areas analogous to counties.
During the Middle Ages (approx. AD 1000-1500) no-one who was living in Canada was building cathedrals. The First Nations had more pressing things to do!
Notre Dame is one off the top of my head ;)
For the north and south doorway they are called a "porch". The Western end of a church is called a "Galilee porch" in reference to Christ leading his disciples after the resur…rection into Galilee.
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They were some of the largest and grandest buildings
Back then people were super religious so, It was part of everything in life We don't see that today do we :(
Donations by the rich and influential nobles and the commoners. Also, money received from selling Indulgences was used in the building of Churches.
For administrative purposes, local churches were grouped in dioceses, which were headed by bishops. A bishop's own church, where he presided at services, was the cathedral. Th…e cathedral also had the central offices, and usually one or more monasteries, hospitals, schools, libraries, or other types of institutions associated with it. Cathedrals were built to be churches from which these functions could be provided. During parts of the Middle Ages, the presence of a cathedral was the thing that distinguished a city from a town.
It is called "Modern Marvels" and had an episode about that subject. Thanks but not that series. It actually is an adaptation of Ken Follett's noevel "The Pillars of the Earth….
Cathedrals were churches. eberything in them was symbolic even the rain gutters