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Oxford Studies in Byzantium

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia

Elif Keser Kayaalp

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia

Oxford Studies in Byzantium

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia

Oxford Studies in Byzantium: Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia

 

This book examines the church architecture of Northern Mesopotamia between the fourth and eighth centuries. Keser Kayaalp employs archaeological and epigraphical evidence with hagiographical sources to present a holistic picture of the church architecture of this frontier region.


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Beschrijving Oxford Studies in Byzantium: Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia examines the church architecture of Northern Mesopotamia between the fourth and eighth centuries. Keser Kayaalp focuses on settlements, plan types, artistic encounters, the remarkable continuity of the classical tradition in the architectural decoration, the heterogeneity of the building techniques, patrons, imperial motivations, dedications of churches, and stories that claim and make spaces.
Employing archaeological and epigraphical material and hagiographical and historical sources, she presents a holistic picture of the church architecture of this frontier region, encompassing the cities of Nisibis (Nusaybin), Edessa (,Sanliurfa), Amida (Diyarbakir), Anastasiopolis (Dara/Oğuz), Martyropolis (Silvan),
Constantia (Viranşehir), and their surroundings, and the rural Tur Abdin region. The period covered spans the last centuries of Byzantine and the first century and a half of Arab rule, when the region was, on the one hand, a stage of war and riven by religious controversies, and a cultural interspace on the other. Keser Kayaalp discusses the different dynamics in this frontier region and the resulting built environment and church architecture in pursuit of providing a regional contribution
to the study of the transformation that the Byzantine civilization underwent in the late antique period and understanding the continuities and changes after the Arab conquest.


ISBN
9780198864936
Pagina's
304
Verschenen
Serie
Oxford Studies in Byzantium
NUR
648
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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