Chartres Cathedral Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… The mysteries of Chartres cathedral, such as the tunic and the windows, attract much attention to the community, which helps increase population as well as the money created from tourists. It is the fact that “Chartres’ windows are unique in the sense that a stained glass window became the object of devotion” that makes people keep coming back for more. Also, Chartres cathedral was used socio-economically in the ways that it had been used as a marketplace within the community; “The cathedral was the most important building in the town of Chartres. It was the centre of the economy, the most famous landmark and the focal point of almost every activity that is provided by civic buildings in towns today.” As well as there being merchants within the doors of the cathedral, there were also the odd workers who were “gathered in the cathedral seeking jobs, such as carpenters and masons.” To add to that, Chartres cathedral was used as a social club during World War II. While the windows were removed from it, the Germans would use the cathedral as a social club during their occupation in France. This cathedral is first seen …show more content…
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