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SSI1-120: Hagia Sophia: From the Emperor's Church to the Sultan's Mosque: Course Readings

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Course Readings: Writinig about Art & Primary Sources

WRITING ABOUT ART

Barnet, Sylvan. “Writing about Art,”  A Short Guide to Writing about Art Pearson, Longman, 2005, 1-35

PRIMARY SOURCES

  • Paulus Silentiarius (Paul the Silentiary). “Description of Hagia Sophia,” in Cyril Mango, The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453: Sources and Documents, University of Toronto Press, 1986, 80-91.
  • Paulus Silentiarius (Paul the Silentiary). “Description of the Ambo,” in Cyril Mango, The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453: Sources and Documents, University of Toronto Press, 1986, 91- 96.
  • Procopius. “Description of Hagia Sophia,” De Aedificiis, translated in Cyril Mango, The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453: Sources and Documents, University of Toronto Press, 1986, 72-78.

Course Readings: Secondary Sources

  • Nelson, Robert S.., “Tourists, Terrorists, and Metaphysical Theater at Hagia Sophia,” Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade, Ed. Robert S. Nelson, University of Chicago Press, 2003, 59-81.
  • Simeonova, Liliana. “Foreigners in Tenth-century Byzantium: A Contribution to the History of Cultural Encounter,” Strangers to Themselves: The Byzantine Outsider, ed. Dion C. Smythe, Ashgate, 2000, 229-244. [Request through Summit]