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The early Romanesque architecture located in France and Germany, based on an attempt by the Emperor Charlemagne to re-create Imperial Roman styles and forms.
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The pre-Romanesque architecture of the late 8th and 9th cent. in France and Germany, based on Roman forms. So called after the emperor Charlemagne (768–814). The cathedral of Aachen is the best-known example.
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