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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
- “Harun-Ibn-Yahya and His Description of Constantinople,” A. Vasilev, Seminarium Kondakovianum, Recueil d’Études, Prague, 1932, 149-163.
- Liutprand of Cremona. “The Embassy to Constantinople, Ch. 2-10,” The Embassy to Constantinople and Other Writings. Translated by F. A. Wright, edited by J. J. Norwich, London, Rutland, VE, 1993, 178-182.
- 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
- Ahunbay, Metin and Zeynep Ahunbay. “Structural Influence of Hagia Sophia on Ottoman Mosque Architecture,” Hagia Sophia from the age of Justinian to the present, edited by Robert Mark and Ahmet S. Çakmak, Cambridge University Press, 1992, 179-194.
- Alchermes, Joseph. “Constantinople and the Empire of New Rome,” in Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium, ed. Linda Safran, Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, pp. 13-38.
- Brubaker, Leslie. “Sex, Lies and Textuality: The Secret History of Prokopios and the Rhetoric of Gender in Sixth-Century Byzantium,” Gender in the Early Medieval World: East and West, 300-900, ed. Leslie Brubaker and Julia M. H. Smith, Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 83-100.
- Elsner, Jas. “The Rhetoric of Buildings in the De Aedificiis of Procopius,” Art and Text in Byzantine Culture, ed. Liz James, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 33-57.
- Mainstone, Rowland J. "The Church before Justinian." Hagia Sophia: Architecture, Structure, and Liturgy of Justinian's Great Church, New York, N.Y.: Thames and Hudson, 1988, 128-143.
- 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.