Glossary

The BeWeB glossary includes more than 490 significant terms that are included in data banks and describe cultural assets.

How can it be consulted? Select a letter from the alphabet and/or a reference domain or write a term in the search box.

The cross-sectoral results that are obtained, starting from the general home page, within individual domains, are filtered in relation to each specific domain (removable filter).

Entries can be enriched by images and/or specific bibliographies.

For the historical artistic domain, entries refer to liturgical objects (cups, ampullas, corporals) and church furnishings (altars, ciboriums, confessionals), and other key terms of Catholic religion (aspersion, liturgical colors, sacrament).

For architectural assets, entries referring to types (church, cathedral, chapel), spaces (apse, cross), and architectural structures (arch, calotte, span, truss) that are typical of Catholic houses of worship are included.

For archives, recurring terms in ecclesiastical document descriptions are found (diocesan synod, pastoral visit, legato pio), or terms referring to archive management in general (archive, inventory, fond), document types (bull, pontifical brief, encyclical), creators (parish, religious order, episcopal curia ).

For the bibliographical domain, a number of recurring terms in this field have been selected (attachment, location, heading) or terms referring to document types (breviary, gradual, missal), or to library science in general (authority record) or specific sectors (e.g. incunabula studies).