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Hagia Sophia (Greek language edition)
The Great Church of Thessaloniki

By Chrysanthi Mavropoulou-Tsioumi

Hagia Sophia (Greek language edition)
Paperback, 32 pages £8.50
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9789606878701
Format: 252mm x 173mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Museum Studies

The thirteen-centuries-old church of Hagia Sophia, dedicated to the Holy Wisdom of God, has been the focus of scholarly interest and debate since the nineteenth century, generating a remarkably rich bibliography: Greek and foreign. However, until now there was no publication addressed to the visitors to this monument. This book comes to fill the void, examining all aspects of the subject of the history of the church, its decoration, and its reception throughout history.

HAGIA SOPHIA IN TIΜE AND PLACE

THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AT THE TIΜE OF FOUNDATION AND DECORATION OF THE CHURCH

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CHURCH

THE DECORATION OF THE CHURCH AT DIFFERENT PERIODS

THE ΜOSAICS

THE EMPERORS CONSTANTINE AND IRENE AND THE BISHOP THEOPHILOS, THE SPONSORS FOR THE MOSAICS ON THE SANCTUARY VAULT

THE VIRGIN AND CHILD IN THE APSE OF THE SANCTUARY

THE GREAT MOSAIC OF THE ASCENSION IN THE DOME, A WORK OF GREAT INSPIRATION

THE VIRGIN WITH THE ANGELS

FACIAL AND STYLISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF THE APOSTLES THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE FIGURES

THE INSCRIPTIONS, ARCHBISHOP PAUL AND HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE MOSAICS

WALL-PAINTINGS FROΜ THE 11TH CENTURY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chrysanthi Mavropoulou-Tsioumi is Professor Emerita at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She began her career in the Archaeological Service in 1965, with a five-year break from 1969 to 1975, during which she was a research fellow at the Patriarchal Foundation of Patristic Studies and for two years studied in Germany as scholarship-holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 1975, she returned to the Archaeological Service and in 1981, when responsibility for restoring the monuments of Thessaloniki after the 1978 earthquakes passed exclusively to the Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, she became director of the Ephorate and continued the restoration project. Her scholarly interests encompass almost all genres of Byzantine art, but particularly Byzantine painting. In 1986, she was elected Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 32 pages
ISBN:
 9789606878701
Format:
 252mm x 173mm
40 color illus.

BIC Code:
 1DVG, AM, AMX, WTHM
BISAC Code:
  ARC000000, ARC005000, TRV016000
Imprint:
 Kapon Editions


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