Architecture in the Balkans from Diocletian to S leyman the Magnificent

Architecture in the Balkans from Diocletian to S  leyman the Magnificent

Illustrated with over nine hundred photographs and drawings, most of them specially commissioned, the book presents a generally unknown body of material in a distinctive and unprecedented manner. --Book Jacket.

Author: Slobodan Ćurčić

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300115709

Category: Architecture

Page: 913

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Illustrated with over nine hundred photographs and drawings, most of them specially commissioned, the book presents a generally unknown body of material in a distinctive and unprecedented manner. --Book Jacket.
Categories: Architecture

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

The essays in this volume address theoretical and methodological issues of Balkan or Southeast European regional studies—questions of scholarly concepts, definitions, and approaches but also the extra-scholarly, ideological, political, ...

Author: Roumen Dontchev Daskalov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004337824

Category: History

Page: 668

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The essays in this volume address theoretical and methodological issues of Balkan or Southeast European regional studies—questions of scholarly concepts, definitions, and approaches but also the extra-scholarly, ideological, political, and geopolitical motivations that underpin them.
Categories: History

CHARDAK Between Heaven and Earth

CHARDAK  Between Heaven and Earth

This book is an outcome of 30 years of research and fieldwork on vernacular architecture in the Balkans.

Author: Judith Bing

Publisher:

ISBN: 173219940X

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 315

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A book by Judith Bing with illustrations by J. Bing and J. Brooke Harrington, with a Foreword by Richard Rogers. Across the Balkans ordinary people traditionally built chardaks, social spaces in their houses or separate structures nearby, always elevated and open to the outdoors, and according to folklore, places "between heaven and earth." This book, a celebration of Balkan architectural heritage, documents chardaks in text, photographs, and drawings, as a journey of discovery spanning from Croatia to Turkey. In exploring the architectural variations among chardaks from country to country, in a region of notable cultural complexity, the book touches upon history, geography, peoples, languages and folklore of the Balkans. This book is an outcome of 30 years of research and fieldwork on vernacular architecture in the Balkans.
Categories: Architecture, Domestic

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  2 vol  set

De voormalige Beneden-Donau linie in Noord Bulgarije gezien in historisch
perspectif. Jaarboek Stichting Menno van Coehoorn, 1975, pp.39-48. KIEL,
Machiel. Islamic architecture in the Balkans. Arts & the Islamic World, 4 iii (1986)
pp.14-24 ...

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047412076

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

View: 663

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
Categories: Reference

Entangled Histories of the Balkans Volume Three

Entangled Histories of the Balkans   Volume Three

These are buildings that no one wants to see or hear and that no one wants to
appreciate aesthetically or considers worthy of ... The Ottoman architectural
heritage in the Balkans was greatly neglected in the first three-quarters of the
twentieth ...

Author: Roumen Daskalov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004290365

Category: History

Page: 498

View: 459

'Entangled Balkans III' deals with historical legacies in the Balkans and the way they were appropriated by the modern Balkan national historiographies; also with disputes that arose in the course of “nationalizing’ a shared past.
Categories: History

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

The architecture in the northern half of the Balkans stands in contrast to the
regions to the north and south . The evidence for surface rectilinear houses , such
as those found in the Mediterranean cultures , disappears as one moves inland ...

Author: University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826340229

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 199

The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.
Categories: Social Science

Balkan Heritages

Balkan Heritages

In the Balkans, as elsewhere, cultural monuments, architecture and urban
constructions created in the context of the ... The codification of national
architecture was an important task for Balkan architects and ethnographers at the
end of the ...

Author: Maria Couroucli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134800827

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 658

This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans. Contributions examine diverse ways in which material and immaterial heritage has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated since the nineteenth century. The major question addressed here is how modern Balkan nations have voiced claims about their past by establishing ’proof’ of a long historical presence on their territories in order to legitimise national political narratives. Focusing on claims constructed in relation to tangible evidence of past presence, especially architecture and townscape, the contributors reveal the rich relations between material and immaterial conceptions of heritage. This comparative take on Balkan public uses of the past also reveals many common trends in social and political practices, ideas and fixations embedded in public and collective memories. Balkan Heritages revisits some general truths about the Balkans as a region and a category, in scholarship and in politics. Contributions to the volume adopt a transnational and trans-disciplinary perspective of Balkan identities and heritage(s), viewed here as symbolic resources deployed by diverse local actors with special emphasis on scholars and political leaders.
Categories: History

Islam in the Balkans

Islam in the Balkans

BALKAN MUSLIMS IN THE HISTORY OF THE MAGHRIB , EGYPT AND SYRIA ,
AND THE INFLUENCE OF THE ARAB ... 3 , Leiden , 1971 , reprinted in Studies
on the Ottoman Architecture of the Balkans , Aldershot : Variorum , 1990 , IV , pp .

Author: Harry Thirlwall Norris

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 0872499774

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The tragic events that began to unfold in the former Yugoslavia at the beginning of the 1990s have drawn the world's attention to the history and rich culture of the Muslim communities of Bosnia especially, but also of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia - the historic heartland of Muslim Europe. Here H. T. Norris breaks new ground by focusing on their religious and intellectual links with the Arab world, Persia and Central Asia, whereas the few previous publications on the subject have been mostly concerned with the more obvious links between the Balkan Muslims and the Turks. Norris illustrates from a wide range of sources the many channels through which the Arabs and Persians were linked with Balkan peoples, especially after the Ottoman conquest, in their art, architecture, literature and religion - direct contacts were also forged through Sufism. From the earliest times, also, many Balkan Muslim soldiers and bureaucrats, as well as scholars and poets, made an impact on the wider Islamic world, the most prominent being Mohammed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt. The resurgence of Muslim identity in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Kosovo has of course much to do with the aggressive nature of Serbian nationalism. But it is also a legacy of the region's relations over many centuries with the Arab countries and Persia, now given a new meaning in the wake of Serbian attempts to 'cleanse' Sarajevo and other cities of their Muslim inhabitants. As the wider world has become aware, for the first time in several generations, of the phenomenon of Muslim Europe, many people of all persuasions now want to know and understand more about it, and the forces which have been tearing ancient communities apart and threatening a wider conflagration. Up till now, the sources available to them have been largely concerned with power politics, economics and demography. H. T. Norris's cultural investigation, the fruit of many years' research, corrects this imbalance.
Categories: Religion

International Intervention in the Balkans Since 1995

International Intervention in the Balkans Since 1995

Balkans. Miroslav. Hadiæ. In 1990 the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (
SFRY) entered a new security environment. ... of intervention is carried out, it will
remain difficult to create a new stable security architecture for the Balkans.

Author: Peter Siani-Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134427819

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 162

This volume offers an analysis of the activities of the international community in the Balkans since the 1995 Dayton Agreement. There has been substantial investment in the region but so far the gains have been limited and doubts remain as to the extent that sustainable security has been enhanced. There is a need for serious reassessment of policies and priorities, but this depends on a careful analysis of past successes and failures. The contributors seek to provide this by examining intervention, not just in terms of military action and the activities of major international agencies at state level, but also the activities of outside NGOs within the local environment.
Categories: Political Science

Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and Its Decoration

Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and Its Decoration

He knew that without first - hand contact with architectural remains on the site ,
whether of an individual building or an entire complex ... The most focused
attention is on medieval and Byzantine architecture in the Balkans , discussed
below .

Author: Mark Joseph Johnson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409427404

Category: Architecture

Page: 309

View: 576

The fourteen essays in this collection demonstrate a wide variety of approaches to the study of Byzantine architecture, a reflection of both newer trends and traditional scholarship in the field. Three papers examine Early Christian monuments, two of which expand the inquiry into their architectural afterlives. Others discuss later monuments in Byzantine territory and monuments in territories related to Byzantium such as Serbia, Armenia, and Norman Italy. No Orthodox Church being complete without interior decoration, two papers discuss issues connected to frescoes in late medieval Balkan churches. Finally, one study investigates the continued influence of Byzantine palace architecture long after the fall of Constantinople.
Categories: Architecture

Osman s Dream

Osman s Dream

Kiel, Machiel, 'Yenice-i Vardar (Vardar Yenicesi–Giannitsa): a Forgotten Turkish
Cultural Centre in Macedonia of the 15th and 16th Century', in M. Kiel, Studies on
the Ottoman Architecture of the Balkans, Hampshire, UK (1990) IV. (First publ.

Author: Caroline Finkel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848547858

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 987

The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.
Categories: History

Warfare in Late Byzantium 1204 1453

Warfare in Late Byzantium  1204 1453

The defence of the principalities which were established in the Balkans in the late
medieval period relied on the possession of heavily fortified ... An Introduction to
Secular Architecture in the Balkans,” in S. Ćurčić – E. Hadjitryphonos (eds.) ...

Author: Savvas Kyriakidis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004206663

Category: History

Page: 254

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Examining a wide body of sources this book offers a comprehensive analysis of late Byzantine attitudes to warfare and places late Byzantine military ethos, thought and practice in the wider geographical, cultural and historical context.
Categories: History

Byzantium Pliska and the Balkans

Byzantium  Pliska  and the Balkans

Courtyard houses or building complexes with a central roofless yard have been
known in the eastern Mediterranean cultures nearly as long as stone architecture
has existed. However, in the Bulgarian territories, this building type experienced
 ...

Author: Joachim Henning

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110218831

Category: History

Page: 726

View: 997

Millennium pursues an interdisciplinary approach transcending historical eras. The international editorial board and the advisory board represent a wide range of disciplines - contributions from art and literary studies are just as welcome as historical, theological and philosophical disciplines; contributions on Latin and Greek cultures just as welcome as on Oriental cultures.
Categories: History