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Ambulatory
Semi-circular gallery that is an extension of the aisles and encompasses
the choir of a church
Apsidioles
Amall apses, usually used as chapels, that are attached to the
CHEVET
a chevet is a term for the apse in the eastern part of a church
axis mundi
a Latin term that fundamentally means axis of the world
bastide
a kind of fortified town constructed very quickly throughout southwestern
France in the 13th century to encourage rapid settlement of the countryside
cenobitical
a monastic system begun by St. Benedict in the 6th century that is
predicated on a system of rules known as the Rule of St. Benedict
Chancel/Choir
the portion of the church interior reserved for the clergy and choir,
it contains the altar and is adjacent to or part of the CHEVET
axis mundi
a Latin term that fundamentally means axis of the world
chevet
a term for the apse in the eastern part of a church
cloister
from the Latin claustrum, it is a courtyard within a monastery, usually
square or rectangular, that is surrounded by an open arcade and intended only
for the monks or nuns
commune
associations amongst citizens of a particular locality or town that were
formed for defensive as well as economic purposes
imperium
the secular leadership, referring specifically to the Emperor
majordomos
mayors of the palace in the Merovingian period who acted as
regents for boy kings
narthex
a long arcaded entrance porch to a Christian church
popolo minuto
an Italian term to describe the working class in the medieval city
popolo grosso
an Italian term that describes the wealthy, controlling class
in the medieval city
quadrivium and trivium
the two branches into which the seven liberal arts were
divided by medieval scholars
regnum
an apse in the westwork of a church
regulae
Latin term for rules, refers specifically to cenobitical monastic rules
sacerdotium
the ecclesiastical hierarchy, referring specifically to the Pope
triforium
a shallow passage above the arches of nave and choir, below the
clerestory
westwork
a group of architectural components, usually towers, porch, galleries,
etc. placed opposite the choir near the entrance to a church
bta is
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