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Gothic architecture is a style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Originating in 12th-century France, it was widely used, especially for cathedrals and churches, until the 16th century.
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  • Name 

  • Definition and scope 

  • Architectural background and early development 

  • Comparative elements of Romanesque and Gothic architecture 

  • Plan, elevation and parts of a Gothic Cathedral 

  • Architectural character 

  • Evolving styles 

  • Stained glass windows 

  • French Gothic 

  • English Gothic 

  • Northern European Gothic 

  • Southern European Gothic 

  • Gothic in the Colonial Americas 

  • Abbeys and monasteries 

  • Synagogues 

  • Civic architecture 

  • Military architecture 

  • Decline 

  • Survival, rediscovery and revival