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Architecture of the sacred : space, ritual, and experience from classical Greece to Byzantium

Author: Bonna D Wescoat; Robert G Ousterhout
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"In this book, a distinguished team of authors investigates the role of architecture in the construction of sacred experience in ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Architecture of the sacred.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011021642
(OCoLC)727511738
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonna D Wescoat; Robert G Ousterhout
ISBN: 9781139233651 1139233653
OCLC Number: 780443411
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 385 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface Robert G. Ousterhout and Bonna D. Wescoat; 1. Material culture and ritual: state of the question Jaś Elsner; 2. Monumental steps and the shaping of ceremony Mary B. Hollinshead; 3. Coming and going in the sanctuary of the great gods, Samothrace Bonna D. Wescoat; 4. Gateways to the mysteries: the Roman propylon and in the City Eleusinion Margaret M. Miles; 5. Architecture and ritual in Ilion, Athens, and Rome C. Brian Rose; 6. The same, but different: the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus through time Ellen Perry; 7. Mapping sacrifice on bodies and spaces in ancient Judaism and early Christianity Joan Branham; 8. The 'foundation deposit' from the Dura Europos Synagogue reconsidered Jodi Magness; 9. Sight lines of sanctity at Late Antique Martyria Ann Marie Yasin; 10. The sanctity of place and the sanctity of buildings: Jerusalem vs. Constantinople Robert G. Ousterhout; 11. Divine light: constructing the immaterial in Byzantine art and architecture Slobodan Ćurčić; 12. Architecture as a definer of sanctity in the monastery tou Libos in Constantinople Vasileios Marinis; Afterword Bonna D. Wescoat and Robert G. Ousterhout.
Responsibility: edited by Bonna D. Wescoat, Robert G. Ousterhout.

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