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Anthony DiBattista: High School Teachers Institute

Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:00am - 01:00pm

The World of the Gothic Cathedral: From the Building of Chartres to the Burning of Notre Dame

November 13, 2020

Anthony Di Battista, Lecturer, Department of History, Rutgers University

Gothic Cathedrals are the most beautiful and the most visible remainders of the Middle Ages. They required generations of laborers to construct them, and in the modern era are still used every day for precisely the same purpose for which they were built.This seminar will examine the world that fostered the construction of these edifices: the economic changes necessary to build on a monumental scale, the role of pilgrimage, the technical challenges, and the flowering of the Gothic style across Europe.