Carolingian Art & Architecture

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Why did Charlemagne order an increase in the production of art and architecture within his empire?

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1. Why were illuminated manuscripts were so expensive?

2. How did Carolingian churches differ in structure from early Christian churches?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Carolingian Empire was a realm in Europe during the 9th Century, notable (among other things) for its contributions to art and architecture. These quiz questions will assess you on things such as different types of artistic forms used in the Carolingian Empire and themes found in Carolingian art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Why Charlemagne commissioned so much art and architecture
  • Illuminated manuscripts and their themes
  • Treasure binding
  • Westwork

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall the most important information on the art and architecture of the Carolingian Empire
  • Defining key concepts - test your understanding of the definitions of key terms from the lesson, such as illuminated manuscript, treasure binding, and westwork
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer questions about the reasons for Carolingian art and architecture and examples of each type of work from the period

Additional Learning

To learn more about the art and architecture of the Carolingian Empire, review the corresponding lesson called Carolingian Art & Architecture. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Carolingian Empire
  • Characteristics of Carolingian art
  • Gospel Books
  • Characteristics of Carolingian architecture
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