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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: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonna D Wescoat; Robert G Ousterhout
ISBN: 9781107008236 1107008239
OCLC Number: 727511738
Description: xxiv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Material culture and ritual : state of the question / Jaś Elsner --
Monumental steps and the shaping of ceremony / Mary B. Hollinshead --
Coming and going in the sanctuary of the great gods, Samothrace / Bonna D. Wescoat --
Entering Demeter's gateway : the Roman propylon and in the city Eleusinion / Margaret M. Miles --
Architecture and ritual in Ilion, Athens, and Rome / C. Brian Rose --
The same, but different: the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus through time / Ellen Perry --
Mapping sacrifice on bodies and spaces in late-antique Judaism and early Christianity / Joan Branham --
The 'foundation deposit' from the Dura Europos Synagogue reconsidered / Jodi Magness --
Sight lines of sanctity at Late Antique Martyria / Ann Marie Yasin --
The sanctity of place and the sanctity of buildings : Jerusalem vs. Constantinople / Robert G. Ousterhout --
Divine light : constructing the immaterial in Byzantine art and architecture / Slobodan Ćurčić --
Structure, agency, ritual, and the Byzantine church / Vasileios Marinis --
Afterword / Bonna D. Wescoat and Robert G. Ousterhout.
Responsibility: edited by Bonna D. Wescoat and Robert G. Ousterhout.

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