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I realized today that "Gothic architecture" couldn't have been built by Goths, since all major Gothic tribes were long gone by the 12th century when Gothic architecture started being built. Turns out: the name "Gothic architecture" started as a pejorative term in the 16th century, slamming it as "barbarian" architecture and contrasting it with classical Roman architecture. Earlier Medieval sources generally called it either "Frankish" or "modern" architecture.

@aysamanra hahhh, if we still called it Frankish architecture today, I would have made much closer-to-correct automatic assumptions about it when I was younger. Though the fact that it generated such pejorative reactions is just as much a part of its history, anyway.

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