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Author Loosley, Emma

Title The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth- to-Sixth-Century Syrian Churches
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2012


Description 1 online resource (306 pages)
Series Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity
Texts and studies in Eastern Christianity.
Contents Preliminary Material -- Introduction -- The Archaeological Evidence and its Implications -- Interpreting the Written Sources -- The Syrian Liturgy with Reference to the Bema -- Conclusion -- List of the Bema -- The Dating of the Bema -- The Distribution Pattern of Bemata -- Resafa Pilgrimage -- Catalogue of Photographs -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary In fourth to sixth century Syria a nave-platform known as the Bema became popular in some regions before mysteriously disappearing; this study seeks to explain how these bemata functioned and which elements led to their decline
Notes Print version record
Subject Bemas (Architecture) -- Syria
Liturgy and architecture -- Syria
Architecture, Early Christian -- Syria
Church architecture -- Syria
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Religious.
Architecture, Early Christian
Bemas (Architecture)
Church architecture
Liturgy and architecture
Bema Architektur
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004231849