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Wandering in Byzantine Thessaloniki (English language edition)

By Eftychia Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou and Anastasia Tourta

Wandering in Byzantine Thessaloniki (English language edition)
Paperback, 224 pages £18.00
Published: 1997
ISBN: 9789607254474
Format: 220mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, History, Museum Studies

Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

Thessaloniki, throughout its existence a bustling metropolis and Mediterranean port, is unusual in having a continuous history and cultural evolution that were not interrupted even in the most turbulent times.

The monuments surviving from over one thousand years of history of the Byzantine city are representative of Byzantine culture and art over the centuries.  Thessaloniki is now regarded as an open-air museum of Byzantine art.

This book reveals the Byzantine face of the city to the modern visitor, through the marks stamped on it by 2,300 years of history. The text describes and evaluates all the most recent evidence for the Byzantine monuments of the city.  Lavishly illustrated, it offers an elegant account of the history of Byzantine civilization, enticing visitors along the major streets and narrow alleyways of the Upper town and introducing them, through the expertise of the specialist and the love of the admirer, to the enchantment of its unique monuments.

English language text. 259 illustrations including 220 full colour.

INTRODUCTION

THE WALLS AND THE ACROPOLIS

The shell of the ancient city and the urban organisation within it

INLAND FROM THE SEA ALONG THE EAST WALLS

The White Tower, the churches of Ayios Antonios and the Nea Panayia.

The cemetery basilica in Triti Septemvriou Street

AROUND THE PROCESSIONAL WAY

The churches of the Ypapandi, the Saviour, the Panagouda, Ayios Pandeleimon. The Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda

THE STREETS OF THE UPPER CITY

From the Hormisdas Tower to Trigonion Tower. The Early Christian cemetery, the church of Ayios Nikolaos Orphanos, the church of the Laodigitria, the Byzantine cistern, the Byzantine baths, the church of the Taxiarchs, the church of Hosios David, Vlatadon Monastery, the Early Christian cistern

FROM THE UPPER CITY TO THE HARBOUR OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT

The churches of Profitis Ilias, Ayia Ekaterini and the Ayioi Apostoloi, the “Phoenix” baths and the Vardari Fortress

THE CITY COMMERCIAL CENTRE

The church of Ayios Minas, Yahudi hamaml, the Bezesten and Hamza Bey Camii

AROUND THE ANCIENT AGORA

The basilica of Ayios Dimitrios, Yeni hamam and Alaca Imaret, the church of the Panayia Chalkeon, Bey hamaml, the church of the Acheiropiitos

FROM THE CATHEDRAL OF BYZANTINE

THESSALONIKI TO THE MODERN CATHEDRAL

The churches of Ayia Sophia and Ayios Grigorios Palamas

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

EFTYCHIA KOURKOUTIDOU-NIKOLAΪDOU Honorary Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki
ANASTASIA TOURTA Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture  in Thessaloniki



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 224 pages
ISBN:
 9789607254474
Format:
 220mm x 150mm
220 color and 44 b&w illus. plus 25 drawings and 8 maps

BIC Code:
 1DVG, AMN, AMX, HBLA, HBLC, WTHM
BISAC Code:
  ARC005000, ARC016000, HIS002000, HIS037010, TRV016000
Imprint:
 Kapon Editions


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