Medieval Europe 814-1450: Architecture and Design - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Important Events in Architecture and Design

754 The Abbey of Saint-Denis is begun; its cruciform (cross-shaped) plan imitates that of St. Peter's in Rome.
c. 790 Construction begins on the abbey of St. Savior at Fulda; the church includes a transept modeled on that of St. Peter's in Rome.
Construction begins on Charlemagne's palace at Aachen, which is laid out according to a grid of squares in imitation of Roman methods.
c. 800 Construction begins on the abbey at Lorsch in Germany. Its gateway evokes the Arch of Constantine in Rome.
800 Charlemagne, who began a project of articulating the ideas of power, order, and Christian faith through architecture, is crowned emperor in St. Peter's in Rome by Pope Leo III.
c. 820 The church of San Prassede in Rome is built under Pope Paschal I in conscious imitation of early...

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