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Chapter 14 Sec 3

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Gothic A style of church architecture developed during the 1100s characterized by tall spires and flying buttresses
Flying Buttress An arched stone support on the outside of buildings, which allows builders to construct higher walls
Illumination The process of decorating a written manuscript with pictures or designs
Hildegard of Bingen Medieval nun and author, she wrote dozens of poems and music to accompany them
Troubadours Traveling singers who entertained people during the middle ages
Geoffrey Chaucer English poet, he wrote the Canterbury Tales, 23 pilgrims assembled at the Tabard Inn in Southwark
Dante Alighieri Italian poet and humanist, he was the author of Divine Comedy, one of the greatest literary classics
Thomas Aquinas Italian philosopher and theologian, he argued that rational thought could be used to support Roman Catholic belief
Scholasticism In the Middle Ages, the theological and philosophical school of though that attempted to reconcile faith and reason
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