Antony Eastmond's Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium: Hagia PDF

By Antony Eastmond

The church of Hagia Sophia in Trebizond, equipped via the emperor Manuel I Grand Komnenos (1238-63) within the aftermath of the autumn of Constantinople to the Fourth campaign, is the best surviving Byzantine imperial monument of its interval. artwork and identification in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium is the 1st research of the church in additional than thirty years, and is commonly illustrated in color and black-and-white, with many pictures that experience by no means formerly been released. Antony Eastmond examines the architectural, sculptural and painted of the church, putting them within the context of up to date advancements in different places within the Byzantine international, in Seljuq Anatolia and one of the Caucasian neighbours of Trebizond. wisdom of this sector has been reworked within the final 20 years, following the cave in of the Soviet Union. the hot facts that has emerged permits a substantially various interpretation of the church to be reached, and increases questions of cultural interchange at the borders of the Christian and Muslim worlds of jap Anatolia, the Caucasus and Persia. This research makes use of the church and its ornament to check questions of Byzantine identification and imperial ideology within the 13th century. this can be principal to any knowing of the interval, because the fall of Constantinople in 1204 divided the Byzantine empire and compelled the successor states in Nicaea, Epiros and Trebizond to redefine their techniques of empire in exile. paintings is the following exploited as major old proof for the character of imperial strength in a contested empire. it is recommended that imperial id was resolute as a lot via craftsmen and expectancies of imperial energy as by means of the emperor's decree; and that this was once a reputable replacement Byzantine identification to that built within the empire of Nicaea.

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