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The Mosque Tower

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines when and where Muslims began to add a single tall tower to the standard mosque plan. It shows that the mosques at Raqqa (without tower) and Siraf (with tower) impose the ... More


Rival Powers: The Ottomans and Russia

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/9780190272739.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453, Moscow ascended as the center of Orthodox Christianity, styling itself the “Third Rome.” While influenced by Italian architects and ... More


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