Dating medieval buildings

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The building of monumental cathedrals in the middle ages was a reflection of faith and the channel for much of the creative energy of medieval European society.

Cathedral Building in the Middle Ages - Durham World Heritage Site

Although cathedral building was driven by relious fures or institutions, it was often a community effort.

<strong>Medieval</strong> Building Erected Anew 1965 - YouTube

Medieval Building Erected Anew 1965 - YouTube

From the mid-twelfth century, the Church started granting indulgences (forgiveness of sins) to those who would help to build a church or cathedral, and therefore, rather than going on crusades, which had been a popular means of absolving sins in the late eleventh century, people dedicated more effort to the construction of houses of God instead.As cathedrals took decades, and often even centuries to complete, few people who worked on them expected to see them finished during their lifetimes.

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There was always a faction among the pious that disapproved of excessive spending on the construction and decoration of lavish relious buildings, but these were a minority, and the dominant feeling was one of great enthusiasm, ambition, and a desire to excel in this quest to construct magnificent buildings reflecting God's glory.

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