By Vasileios Marinis

This e-book examines the interchange of structure and formality within the heart and overdue Byzantine church buildings of Constantinople (ninth to 15th centuries). It employs archaeological and archival facts, hagiographic and ancient assets, liturgical texts and commentaries, and monastic typika and testaments to combine the structure of the medieval church buildings of Constantinople with liturgical and extra-liturgical practices and their always evolving social and cultural context. The e-book argues opposed to the process that has ruled Byzantine stories: that of sensible determinism, the view that architectural shape consistently follows liturgical functionality. in its place, continuing bankruptcy through bankruptcy during the areas of the Byzantine church, it investigates how structure spoke back to the exigencies of the rituals, and the way church areas ultimately received new makes use of. The church development is defined within the context of the tradition and other people whose wishes it was once constantly tailored to serve. instead of viewing church buildings as frozen in time (usually the time while the final brick was once laid), this examine argues that they have been social constructs and so have been by no means entire, yet consistently evolving.

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