After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in Europe began the so-called dark ages, during which many barbarian tribes did their Orgy on the remains of the Roman cultural heritage. On the background of endless wars there was a partial revival of Roman architectural tradition, which resulted in a Romanesque architectural style that formed around the X century and transformed in three hundred years Gothic.
Gothic style in architecture emerged in the XII-XIII centuries, with the advent of the high middle ages. On the basis of the Romanesque heritage and the growing power of the Holy see, which was necessary to emphasize appropriate scale Church constructions.
It is worth noting that the Church is so possessed the minds of men in those days that the agents it without much difficulty raised a huge human masses on an adventure, later called the First crusade, which captured Jerusalem and established Christian States in Asia Minor. This, in turn, contributed to the development of pilgrimage, and the pilgrims brought considerable income for the Continue reading