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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral. http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/history/dusk/index.swf. Canterbury Tales. Why stained glass?.

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Canterbury Cathedral

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  1. Canterbury Cathedral http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/history/dusk/index.swf

  2. Canterbury Tales

  3. Why stained glass? • Light, as the first act of God’s creation, was seen as the purest manifestation of God’s presence, and stained glass windows come to life only when illuminated by light. To medieval theologians, the vibrant holy images depicted in the windows were therefore brought to life by God’s presence. • Few people were able to read or write in the Middle Ages. Stained glass windows told the stories of the Bible and of the Saints in pictures, and guides, perhaps the monks themselves, would explain their content to the pilgrims. The Latin inscriptions in many panels acted as aides memoires to those literate guides.

  4. Find the complete tales online http://www.librarius.com/

  5. Medieval Life http://www.medieval-life.net/ http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/feudal.html

  6. All things medieval… • Net Serf: http://www.netserf.org/ Internet Connection for Medieval Resources • EuroDocs:http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page Online source for European history with an emphasis on primary documents • The Avalon Project:http://avalon.law.yale.edu/ Yale University’s portal to primary documents from several eras of history. • Internet Modern History Sourcebook:http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html History is divided into specific eras for easy searching.

  7. Library Resources • Books (See Resources List) • Databases: ProQuest • History Study Center • eLibrary • Databases: Gale Group • Student Resources in Context

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