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Hagia Sophia in context. an archaeological re-examination of the cathedral of Byzantine Constantinople

Dark, K. and Kostenec, J. (2019) Hagia Sophia in context. an archaeological re-examination of the cathedral of Byzantine Constantinople. Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK, pp208. ISBN 9781789250305

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Abstract/Summary

Final publication of 14 years of archaeological work at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, aimed both at examining the immediate surroundings of the Byzantine church and recording newly-exposed parts of the church building itself. Discoveries include the Patriarchal palace (from which the Orthodox Church was governed for over a 1000 years), the main ('Great') baptistery of the church, and substantial new portions of the sixth-century cathedral. These alter significantly the known plan of the building and transform understanding of the surrounding ecclesiastical complex, with wide-ranging implications for the purpose and function of these and for interpreting wider ideological, cultural, religious and architectural change in the fifth and sixth centuries.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:82820
Publisher:Oxbow Books

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