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Qalahurra of Yūsuf I: A Case Study of a Tower-palace

Olga Bush

in Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474416504
eISBN:
9781474444835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416504.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This discussion of the tower-palace Qalahurra al-jadïda (known as the "Tower of the Captive"), among the least studied buildings in the Alhambra, begins with a history of the restoration of the ... More


Spolia in Churches: Recycling in Late Antique Building Activity

Anna Leone

in The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the decoration of earlier Byzantine churches and the origin of their marble elements. The goal is to identify the processes of spoliation of pagan religious (and occasionally ... More


Tombs of Karakhamun and Karabasken, 2012–14: Fieldwork1

Elena Pischikova, Fathy Yaseen Abd el Karim, Ramadan Ahmed Ali, and Ezz El Din Kamal El Noby

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the excavation of the entrance areas and open courts in the tombs of Karabasken and Karakhamun during the 2012–2014 field work. Karabasken and Karakhamun are the personalities ... More


Word And Image In Ancient Greece

N. Keith Rutter and Brian Sparkes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ancient Greek society, communication was largely oral and visual. The epic poets sang and recited the legends that served the Greeks as their historical past; the art of rhetoric was a vital ... More


Regional Diversity: Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

With the weakening of central authority, distinctive regional styles emerge in the Balkan states. Serbia relied heavily on Byzantine styles and Byzantine craftsmen in the early fourteenth century but ... More


Constantinople as an Architectural Center

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

As Constantinople emerged from the Transitional Period, it continued to be a major center for architectural developments, although it stood as the capital of a changed empire. From a purely practical ... More


The Exotic West: Venice, Southern Italy, and Sicily

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Increased contact between Byzantium and Western Europe found a variety of architectural manifestations. In Venice, an economic competitor with Constantinople, the imperial Church of the Holy Apostles ... More


Development of Regional Styles I: Middle Byzantine Greece and Macedonia

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Certain features in Byzantine church design are universal, such as the centralized, domed plan and the three-part sanctuary. While plans may have been imported from major centers, construction was ... More


Master Builders and their Craft

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

The architectural profession and architectural practices changed dramatically during the Transitional Period. Before that time, architectural creation was theory driven, following the Roman model ... More


Palaiologan Constantinople and a New Architectural Idiom

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Following the reconquest of Constantinople in 1261, the city experienced a brief cultural revival, marked by significant works of restoration and new construction to reconnect the city to its past ... More


Development of Regional Styles III: The Caucasus: Armenia and Georgia

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

After a period of minimal activity, both Armenia and Georgia experienced a flourishing of building in the tenth and early eleventh centuries, with finely carved ashlar construction and sculptural ... More


Introduction

Jelena Bogdanović

in The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465186
eISBN:
9780190465209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465186.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introduction outlines the broader archeological, visual, and literary evidence for canopies in the Byzantine ecclesiastical tradition and presents the importance of studies of canopies from ... More


Development of Regional Styles II: Middle Byzantine Anatolia

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

The masonry architecture of Anatolia is less well preserved than that of Greece, but an analysis of the surviving buildings indicates an interaction between Constantinople and the local centers, ... More


Old and New: Greek Cities and Landscapes

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Despite the unpleasant realities of the period, Mount Athos and other monastic centers flourished in the Late Byzantine period. Thessalonike, as the second city of the empire with a long history, ... More


Exporting a Culture/ Importing a Culture: Bulgaria, Kievan Rus’, and Serbia

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

The new political entities established in the East during the late tenth through twelfth centuries were heavily indebted to Byzantine culture. Christianized from Constantinople, Kievan Rus’ lacked a ... More


E Groups, Cosmology, and the Origins of Maya Rulership

David A. Freidel

in Maya E Groups: Calendars, Astronomy, and Urbanism in the Early Lowlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054353
eISBN:
9780813053226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054353.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The material symbol-systems of the Preclassic (1000 BCE–250 CE) Maya reflect a focus on the daily and annual cycles of the sun and the relationship between these and the cycles of the agrarian year, ... More


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