2 C
Paris
mardi, novembre 30, 2021

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia by Elif Keser Kayaalp

Must read

Osman Kavala, cet ennemi que s’est choisi Recep Tayyip Erdogan – Figaro

"Le sort du mécène et philanthrope turc, emprisonné sans jugement depuis quatre ans, inquiète les diplomates et le Conseil de l’Europe" dit Delphine Minoui...

L’armée turque a perdu de sa superbe – OrientXXI

« Après vingt ans de gouvernement du Parti de la justice et du développement, l’influence des forces armées qui naguère intervenaient directement dans la gestion...

Libya’s elections could hinge on Turkey’s next move

“As a new election law fueled tensions between Libyan warring actors, Turkey might push for the postponement of the elections if the Libyan prime...

Turkey accused of using Interpol summit to crack down on critics – Guardian

“Campaigners claim Ankara is abusing its position as host, by pressuring the police body to harass dissidents living abroad” reports Kim Willsher in Guardian....

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia, book by Elif Keser Kayaalp, Oxford Studies in Byzantium, Oxford University Press

The book presents an up-to-date look at the development of church architecture in the region; draws on new archaeological evidence and historical sources that have only been recently translated and provides a new perspective on relations between Christian and Muslim populations duing the early Islamic period.

Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia examines the church architecture of Northern Mesopotamia between the fourth and eighth centuries. Keser Kayaalp focuses on settlements, plan types, artistic encounters, the remarkable continuity of the classical tradition in the architectural decoration, the heterogeneity of the building techniques, patrons, imperial motivations, dedications of churches, and stories that claim and make spaces. Employing archaeological and epigraphical material and hagiographical and historical sources, she presents a holistic picture of the church architecture of this frontier region, encompassing the cities of Nisibis (Nusaybin), Edessa (,Sanliurfa), Amida (Diyarbakir), Anastasiopolis (Dara/Oğuz), Martyropolis (Silvan), Constantia (Viranşehir), and their surroundings, and the rural Tur Abdin region. The period covered spans the last centuries of Byzantine and the first century and a half of Arab rule, when the region was, on the one hand, a stage of war and riven by religious controversies, and a cultural interspace on the other. Keser Kayaalp discusses the different dynamics in this frontier region and the resulting built environment and church architecture in pursuit of providing a regional contribution to the study of the transformation that the Byzantine civilization underwent in the late antique period and understanding the continuities and changes after the Arab conquest.

Elif Keser Kayaalp is an Associate Professor at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir since 2015. Prior to that, she held a post at Mardin Artuklu University between 2012 and 2015. She received her doctorate from the University of Oxford in March 2009. She was awarded post-doctoral grants from Turkish Cultural Foundation, American Research Institute in Turkey, and Research Center of Anatolian Civilisations at Koç University. She also received a Georg Forster Research Fellowship for experienced researchers from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and did research at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich in the summers between 2015-2017.

More articles

Latest article

Osman Kavala, cet ennemi que s’est choisi Recep Tayyip Erdogan – Figaro

"Le sort du mécène et philanthrope turc, emprisonné sans jugement depuis quatre ans, inquiète les diplomates et le Conseil de l’Europe" dit Delphine Minoui...

L’armée turque a perdu de sa superbe – OrientXXI

« Après vingt ans de gouvernement du Parti de la justice et du développement, l’influence des forces armées qui naguère intervenaient directement dans la gestion...

Libya’s elections could hinge on Turkey’s next move

“As a new election law fueled tensions between Libyan warring actors, Turkey might push for the postponement of the elections if the Libyan prime...

Turkey accused of using Interpol summit to crack down on critics – Guardian

“Campaigners claim Ankara is abusing its position as host, by pressuring the police body to harass dissidents living abroad” reports Kim Willsher in Guardian....

«Juifs d’Orient une histoire plurimillénaire » Expo des possibles réconciliations?… à l’Institut du monde arabe

"Après les chrétiens en 2017, l’Institut du monde arabe met en lumière l’histoire plurimillénaire des communautés juives en terre d’Orient. La cohabitation avec les ­arabo-musulmans,...