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Hagia Sophia - Change and Revolutions - Lecture Slides

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Post: January 19th, 2013
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These are the lecture slides of Change and Revolutions. Key important points are: Hagia Sophia, Crown Jewel of Constantinople, Holy Wisdom, Church of Hagia Sophia, Nika Rebellion, Byzantine Churches, Plain Brick and Mortar, Symbol of Earthly Life, Ideal of Spiritual Universe, East Meets West
These are the lecture slides of Change and Revolutions. Key important points are: Hagia Sophia, Crown Jewel of Constantinople, Holy Wisdom, Church of Hagia Sophia, Nika Rebellion, Byzantine Churches, Plain Brick and Mortar, Symbol of Earthly Life, Ideal of Spiritual Universe, East Meets West
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Crown Jewel of Constantinople Church of “Holy Wisdom” Docsity.com Church of Hagia Sophia Docsity.com • After the Nika Rebellion Justinian undertook to rebuild Constantinople. • Built in only 5 years (532-537) • Its beauty became renowned - as the sun crossed the sky, spokes of light spun slowly across the Cathedral’s walls, columns, arches, 7 glittering mosaics • Everywhere there was polished marble in 6 colors - green, black, red, purple, blue, white • After the sun set a huge candelabrum, hanging on long chains, blazed to life. Docsity.com Docsity.com • Like all Byzantine churches - very plain on the outside. -Plain brick and mortar - symbol of earthly life and daily world. -Rich interior - symbol of ideal of spiritual universe. • Dome - 180 feet above the floor, diameter 107 feet & at its circumference it has 40 stain glassed windows. • Dual nature - East meets West. - Size and strength - thick pillars and huge enclosed space = reminders of Rome. - De..

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