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Author Eastmond, Antony, 1966-

Title Art and identity in thirteenth-century Byzantium : Hagia Sophia and the empire of Trebizond / Antony Eastmond
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004


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Description xxi, 208 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 25 cm
regular print
Series Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman monographs ; 10
Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman monographs ; v. 10
Contents Introduction : the Byzantine empires in the thirteenth century -- 1. Hagia Sophia and its contexts -- 2. Hagia Sophia : architecture and the construction of identity -- 3. Trebizond as imperial capital : ceremonial and processions -- 4. Adam, exile and 'Byzantine' sculpture -- 5. Ornamental sculpture and cultural orientation : Hagia Sophia, the Seljuqs and the Caucasus -- 6. Wall paintings and politics : rebuilding empire? -- 7. Hagia Sophia : art, the liturgy and modernity -- 8. Manuel I Grand Komnenos : the embodiment of empire
Summary "The church of Hagia Sophia in Trebizond, built by the emperor Manuel I Grand Komnenos (1238-63) in the aftermath of the fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade, is the finest surviving Byzantine imperial monument of its period. Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium is the first investigation of the church in more than thirty years, and is extensively illustrated in colour and black-and-white, with many images that have never previously been published."
"Antony Eastmond examines the architectural, sculptural and painted decorations of the church, placing them in the context of contemporary developments elsewhere in the Byzantine world, in Seljuq Anatolia and among the Caucasian neighbours of Trebizond. Knowledge of this area has been transformed in the last twenty years, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The new evidence that has emerged enables a radically different interpretation of the church to be reached, and raises questions about cultural interchange on the borders of the Christian and Muslim worlds of eastern Anatolia, the Caucasus and Persia."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ayasofya Müzesi (Museum : Trabzon, Turkey)
Trabzon Ayasofya Müzesi.
Christian art and symbolism -- Turkey -- Trabzon.
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Christian art and symbolism -- Turkey -- Trabzon -- Medieval, 500-1500
Architecture, Byzantine -- Turkey -- Trabzon.
Art and state -- Turkey -- Trabzon.
Trebizond Empire -- History.
Author University of Birmingham. Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies.
LC no. 2003063539
ISBN 0754635759 alkaline paper
Other Titles Hagia Sophia and the empire of Trebizond