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    Britannica Online
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      Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
    • Abstract:
      A cathedral is a Christian church that is the home church of a bishop. Bishops oversee many churches in a particular region, so the cathedral is often larger and more decorative than the others. However, cathedrals may be of any size and style. Especially huge and magnificent were the cathedrals built in the Gothic style between about the 1100s and 1400s in Western Europe. Gothic cathedrals are usually made of gray stone, feature a round window above the altar, and have tall, arched windows along the sides. The windows are often made of stained, or colored, glass. Artists and craftsmen [...]
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      Cathedral. Britannica Online, [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
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      Cathedral. Britannica Online. Accessed September 26, 2020.
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      Cathedral. (n.d.). Britannica Online.
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      “Cathedral.” 2020. Britannica Online. Accessed September 26.
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      “Cathedral.” Britannica Online. Accessed September 26, 2020.
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