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Author Bouras, Charalampos, author.

Title Byzantine Athens, 10th-12th centuries / Charalambos Bouras
Published London : Routledge, 2017
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Contents Chapter 1 Towards the geographies of making: An introduction / HARRIET HAWKINS -- chapter 2 Making bodies, making space and making memory in artistic practice / JENNY SJÖHOLM -- chapter 3 Moonraking in Slaithwaite: Making lanterns, making place / TIM EDENSOR -- chapter 4 Modernity, crafts and guilded practices: Locating the historical geographies of 20th century craft organisations / NICOLA THOMAS -- chapter 5 Unpicking the material politics of sewing for development: Sex, religion and women's rights / ZOE COLLINS -- chapter 6 Work, value and space: Three key questions of making for the Anthropocene / CHANTEL CARR -- chapter 7 The science and the art of making: Bartenders, distillers, barbers, and butchers / RICHARD E. OCEJO -- chapter 8 Transient productions -- enduring encounters: The crafting of bodies and friendships in the hair salon / HELEN HOLMES -- chapter 9 Entangled corporeality in the making of taxidermy / ELIZABETH R. STRAUGHAN -- chapter 10 Knitting the atmosphere: Creative entanglements with climate change / MIRIAM BURKE -- chapter 11 A sustainable future in the making?: The maker movement, the maker-habitus and sustainability / REBECCA COLLINS -- chapter 12 Everyday Kintsukuroi: Mending as making / CAITLIN DESILVEY -- chapter 13 Re-lighting the Castle Argyle: Making, restoration, and the biography of an immobile thing / DYDIA DELYSER -- chapter 14 Geographies of making: Matter, transformation and care / LAURA PRICE
Summary In this masterful synthesis, Charalambos Bouras draws together material and textual evidence for Athens in the Middle Byzantine period, from the mid-tenth century to 1204, when it was conquered by Crusaders. What emerges from his meticulous investigation is an urban fabric surprisingly makeshift in its domestic sector yet exuberantly creative in its ecclesiastical architecture. Rather than viewing the city as a mere shadow of its ancient past, Bouras demonstrates how Athens remained an important city of the Byzantine Empire as the seat of a metropolitan, home to local aristocracy, and pilgrimage destination for those who came to worship at the Christian Parthenon. Byzantine Athens explores the relationship of the Byzantine infrastructure to earlier configurations, shedding light on the water supply, industrial facilities, streets and fortifications of medieval Athens, and exploring the evidence for the form and typology of Byzantine houses. Thanks to Bouras's indefatigable study of all available archaeological reports the first part of the book offers an overall picture of the Middle Byzantine city. The second part presents a fully documented and illustrated catalogue of nearly 40 churches, including synthetic treatments of their typology and morphology set in the wider Byzantine architectural context. Finally, Bouras joins his unrivalled knowledge of the surviving remains and exhaustive scrutiny of the relevant scholarship to offer a historical interpretation of the Athenian monuments. Byzantine Athens is a unique achievement that will remain an invaluable compendium of our knowledge of one of the most complex, yet relatively unknown, Byzantine cities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 19, 2018)
Subject Athens (Greece) -- Antiquities, Byzantine
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315104067