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Constantinople to Cordoba : dismantling ancient architecture in the East, North Africa and Islamic Spain

Author: Michael Greenhalgh
Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A survey of the various ways in which the extensive remains of ancient architecture were reused or destroyed in the crescent from Greece and Turkey through Syria, Palestine, North Africa to Islamic Spain. The book complements and echoes some of the themes in the author's "Marble Past, Monumental Present" (2009). Offering a large number of varied examples, it examines how the ancient landscape was transformed -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9789004212466 9004212469 9004229272 9789004229273
OCLC Number: 789149840
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction --
Section One: The Mediaeval Landscape and Its Features. An Overview ; Greek and Roman Towns ; Roads and Ports ; Fountains Waterways and Irrigation ; Tombs ; Palaces and Villas --
Inscriptions --
Quarries and Quarrying. --
Section two: Re-Using, dismantling, and destroying the landscape. Temples churches and mosques ; Ancient Monuments: Superstition, preservation, degradation & destruction ; Town and Fortress Walls, Projectiles, and Cannon ; The Mechanics of Dismantling and Transport. --
Section Three: Travelling, Collecting, Digging ; Collecting Antiquities ; The French Invasion of Algeria and the Roman Past ; Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Michael Greenhalgh.

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Offering a multitude of examples through the centuries, this book examines how the architecture of the ancient world was transformed or destroyed under Byzantium and Islam, to produce new forms which  Read more...

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