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

Robert G. Ousterhout


The rich and diverse architectural traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions are the subject of this book. Representing the visual residues of a “forgotten” Middle Ages, the social and cultural developments of the Byzantine Empire, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Russia, and the Middle East parallel the more familiar architecture of Western Europe. The book offers an expansive overview of the architectural developments of the Byzantine Empire and areas under its cultural influence, as well as of the intellectual currents that lie behind their creation. The book alternates chapter ... More

Keywords: early Christian architecture, Byzantine architecture, medieval architecture, church architecture, urban planning, Constantinople, Russia, Caucasus, Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Near East

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190272739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190272739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Ousterhout, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

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Part One Late Antiquity Third to Seventh Centuries

Part Two The Transitional Periodseventh to Ninth Centuries

Part Three The Middle Byzantine Centuries Ninth to Twelfth centuries

Part Four The Late Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Centuries: Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries