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Chartres Cathedral

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will analyze Chartres Cathedral as one of the best examples of Gothic architecture.
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Notes on "Chartres Cathedral"

Terms to Know


The space extending from the main entrance to the narthex with aisles on both sides.

Flying Buttress

Associated with Gothic church architecture, an exterior segmented semi arch that relieves load bearing walls.

Rose Window

Circular window, especially seen in Gothic church architecture.



Image of West Facade of Chartres Cathedral, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres.jpg; Image of Chartres Cathedral from the North, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres_Cath%2BGare.JPG; Image of Nave of Chartres Cathedral, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres,_Cath%C3%A9drale_Notre-Dame-F_274.jpg; Image of Jesse Tree Window, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:France_Chartres_JesseTree_c1145_a.JPG; Image of Virgin and Child and Angles Window, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres_-_cath%C3%A9drale_-_ND_de_la_belle_verri%C3%A8re.JPG; Image of Rose Window, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres_-_cath%C3%A9drale_-_rosace_nord.jpg; Image of Saints Martin, Jerome and Gregory, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saints_Martin_Jerome_and_Gregory.JPG; Image of Old Testament Kings and Queen, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_from_Cathedral_of_Chartres.jpg; Image of Saint Theodore, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres2006_028.jpg