Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 August 2017

456 Pages | 141 color and 44 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780190465186

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The Framing of Sacred Space

The Canopy and the Byzantine Church

Jelena Bogdanovic

  • Significantly changes the current scholarly perception about the seeming lack of canopies in Byzantium.
  • Shows how canopies actually played a critical role in the architectural design of Byzantine-rite churches and contributes to the renewed interest in Byzantine studies and the long durée of Byzantine architecture.
  • Contributes to new approaches to studies of micro-architecture, which have received only limited scholarly attention among students and researchers of medieval architecture as well as those interested in architectural design concepts and accomplishments in general.