Church Building in Cyprus (Fourth to Seventh Centuries)
A Mirror of Intercultural Contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean
2018, Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, Band 12, 300 pages, paperback, with numerous coloured illustrations, 39,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-3791-3
With contributions by
Georgios Deligiannakis, Stephanos Efthymiadis, Ina Eichner, Cäcilia Fluck, Fryni Hadjichristofi, Marietta Horster, Chrysovalantis Kyriacou, Demetrios Michaelides, Rania Michail, Doria Nicolaou, Eleni Procopiou, Athanasios K. Vionis
Based on current developments in research, new findings in Cyprus and the focus on intercultural contacts, the volume is organised into four different sections: 1) Building the Christian cityscape and landscape; 2) Christian communities and church building, fourth to seventh centuries; 3) Interior arrangement and theological concepts; 4) „International Byzantine Style“? Local traditions and adaptations in- and outside Cyprus.
The book contains papers by
Georgios Deligiannakis, Stephanos Efthymiadis, Ina Eichner, Cäcilia Fluck, Fryni Hadjichristofi, Chrysovalantis Kyriacou, Demetrios Michaelides, Rania Michail, Doria Nicolaou, Eleni Procopiou and Athanasios K.Vionis.
The volume proposes an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach to the influence of transregional cultural influxes on the church structures and institutions as well as the religious practices. Indeed, the eleven contributions breath fresh air into the study of the historical trajectories of Late Antique Cyprus.
Luca Zavagno, in: Medioevo greco (20, 2020), p. 411-414.