Art of Kosovo: the sacred land
The Balkan Region of Kosovo, near Albania, was in the Middle Ages a center of exceptional artistic activity. Closely bound to the sea and to European trading routes, this territory was deeply influenced by Byzantine lands to the east, resulting in a rich fusion of Eastern and Western styles. Today more than 1,300 of these medieval monuments remain; this volume represents the first time they are published for a Western audience.
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The church of St Peter of KoriSa
The church of the Holy Virgin of Ljevisa
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14th century according to tradition apse Archbishop arches architecture artists Banjska building built Byzantine called Crkva Church Christ chur church existed church formerly church of St construction Crkveni Danilo Decani decoration Demetrios demolished Djakovica dome Dusan erected facade former church fortress foundations frescoes Gnjilane GORNJA Gracanica hamlet Hilandar hill Holy Apostles Holy Archangels Hvosno interior Istok Kacanik King Milutin Klina Kolasin Kosovo Kotor Kriva Reka Leposavic Lipljan Ljevisa mahala medieval microtoponym Middle Ages Mitrovica monastery monastic monks mosque naos narthex Novo Brdo old cemetery old church old gra old graveyard old Serbian Orahovac ornaments painted Pantocrator Patriarchate of Pec Podujevo portraits Pristina Prizren Reka near Novo remains restored ruins rulers Sava scenes Serbian church Serbian graveyard setilement shrines side situated Srbica St Elijah St George St Nicholas St Paraskeve Stefan Decanski stone structure Studenica Suva Reka Turkish unascertained Urosevac vaults veyard village priest mentioned Virgin Vitina Vucitrn walls