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Title:
Hagia Sophia : architecture, structure, and liturgy of Justinian's great church
Author:
Mainstone, R. J. (Rowland J.), 1923-
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1997.

©1988
Physical Description:
288 pages : illustrations, plans ; 29 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Thames and Hudson Inc., 1988.
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780500279458
Format :
Book

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Central Library NA5870.A9 M28 1988 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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An enormously detailed and insightful study of the architecture, structure and liturgy of Justinian's Great Church in Istanbul. The examination of the structure enables Mainstone to disentangle the various rebuildings and restorations, lots of discussion of the design of this most massive of constrcuctions but he is equally concerned with the ways in which it was used, elements of symbolism and the influence of liturgy and the Emperors.


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An account of the Byzantine church's genesis and development, with 305 illustrations. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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