Revelations of the Byzantine World: The Painted Churches and Monasteries


After the fall of Byzantium and the expansion of Ottoman rule throughout the Balkan Peninsula, the Romanian principalities became the most important depository of the Byzantine heritage. It was here that this tradition was preserved, having been passed on to the Romanians of the Middle Ages by their ancestors. This heritage continued to spread throughout Europe and influence European society and culture, creating the historical phenomenon that the great Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga would refer to as ‘Byzantium after Byzantium’. The monasteries and painted churches of Northern Moldavia stand today as true revelations of Byzantium. This full-colour album presents the monasteries and painted churches of Moldavia, which stand today as a testament to the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the Romanian people. As the Romanians living in the historical provinces of Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, which today form modern Romania, struggled to maintain their autonomy against Ottoman expansion, their relative freedom allowed them to express themselves both artistically and culturally. Among their most remarkable creations are the monasteries and painted churches of Moldavia, in northeastern Romania. These monuments, unique in the world, reflect a cultural legacy inherited from Byzantium and the Roman Empire. The author provides a comprehensive introduction discussing the art and architecture of the monasteries and painted churches of Northern Moldavia. Each church is then presented separately in words and pictures to reveal its own unique history and artistic beauty. Also included is an introduction on the history of Moldavia and the Romanian lands during the Middle Ages by Kurt W Treptow, a noted specialist on Romanian history.

Издател: Center for Romanian Studies
Език: Английски
Година: 2002
ISBN: 9789739432320
Страници: 274
Корици: твърди
Тегло: 900 грама
Размери: 27×30.5
Наличност: Не
Раздел: История на чужди езици, История, Книги

Цена: 199.00

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