Fruhchristliche Architektur in Kaukasien: Die Entwicklung Des Christlichen Sakralbaus in Lazika, Iberien, Armenien, Albanien Und Der Grenzregionen Vom (Paperback)

Fruhchristliche Architektur in Kaukasien: Die Entwicklung Des Christlichen Sakralbaus in Lazika, Iberien, Armenien, Albanien Und Der Grenzregionen Vom By Annegret Plontke-Luning Cover Image

Fruhchristliche Architektur in Kaukasien: Die Entwicklung Des Christlichen Sakralbaus in Lazika, Iberien, Armenien, Albanien Und Der Grenzregionen Vom (Paperback)

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Armenia and Georgia count among the oldest Christian countries in the world. Their medieval architecture is particularly fascinating. Lesser known, however, is the fact that Caucasian Albania, which was located within the territory of present-day Azerbijan, was a Christian country from the fifth until the tenth century AD. This book presents the first contextual examination of the relationship between the early Christian architecture in Armenia, Georgia and Caucasian Albania and that of the Mediterranean world of the Late Antique and early Christian periods. The broad material basis and photographic documentation offer new results concerning the buildings' historical context as well as their dating. The investigation of the architecture is accompanied by historical considerations and a critical analysis of the sources. Thus, this volume provides a complex view of the extensive territory between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus and Taurus mountain ranges and the Iranian Plateau in the period from the fourth through the seventh centuries AD: a comprehensive handbook for Late-Antique Transcaucasia.
Product Details ISBN: 9783700136828
ISBN-10: 370013682X
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2007
Pages: 407
Language: German
Series: Denkschriften Der Philosophisch-Historischen Klasse