Building the Churches of Kievan Russia
This work is the first systematic study of how monumental buildings were constructed in medieval Russia. It deals specifically with ecclesiastical architecture, but also discusses secular architecture, palaces and towers. In scope the book covers the territory of the Kievan state and the principalities that succeeded it, from the 10th century to the 13th century.
This study will be of direct relevance to those concerned with the architecture and the Church of pre-Mongol Russia, as well as its social history. The investigation of the earliest churches, furthermore, represents the sole extended discussion of Byzantine building practices. In terms of methodology, the book will be of interest to all architectural historians and archaeologists concerned with the Middle Ages, and makes accessible in English material that has hitherto only been available in Russian.
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THE ORGANIZATION OF CONSTRUCTION WORK
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