The style of building in Western Europe, using the round arch derived from Roman architecture, that began in the 7th century under Charlemagne. (This early phase is also known as Carolingian.) It continued until supplanted by Gothic in the 12th century. It was revived in the 19th century.
The Architectural Heritage of the Normans
A gazetteer of Norman castles, abbeys, cathedrals and other churches in Normandy, the British Isles and Italy. Photographs, history and references for each can be found via clickable map or list. Part of a European Commission-backed project on the Normans.
The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
A searchable text and image database. A British Academy Research Project hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Images and information on buildings in the round-arched style current in Europe from the 7th to 13th centuries and revived in the 19th century, provided by Great Buildings Online.
The Romanesque Art in Saintonge
The Charentes bears a rich testimony to the religious art of the 11th and 12th centuries. Illustrated descriptions of a few notable buildings from Bernezac travel guide.
Wikipedia: Romanesque Architecture
An illustrated description of the style and lengthy list of surviving examples.
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