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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
In this major work, Slobodan Curcic traces the development of architecture in
the Balkans from late antiquity to the height of the Ottoman Empire. Covering
not just ecclesiastical buildings but architectural enterprises ranging from
urban conglomerations, simple houses, and palaces, to fortifications, cisterns,
aqueducts, and bridges—Curcic assesses the origins and impact of Byzantine
architecture in the region.
This book—the first of its kind on the subject matter—considers the continuity
of architectural tradition in a region marked by profound political, cultural,
and religious confrontations, as well as periods of creative interactions over
a historical span of nearly thirteen centuries. Revealing in terms of the
largely unknown material it presents, the book explores processes whose
significance extends beyond the Balkan Peninsula itself. Illustrated with
several hundred photographs and drawings, most specifically made for this
purpose, the book is a landmark achievement.