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SSI1-120: Hagia Sophia: From the Emperor's Church to the Sultan's Mosque: Topic Overview

This guide provides a starting point for doing research. It provides a list of links and information related to the course.

Oxford Art Online

Covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques.

Information is drawn from Grove Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference covers many subjects, including art, architecture, and religion. Reference works such as the Oxford Dictionary of  the Christian Church, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture, and the Oxford Dictionary of Art, Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World,  are a few of the many titles available.

Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks is an important center for scholarship in Byzantine Studies and includes:

Selected volumes of the Dumbarton Oaks Papers are available through the Dumbarton Oaks website.

The library has hard copies of the Dumbarton Oaks Papers. They are shelved on the second floor, beginning with the call number DF503 D84. The Dumbarton Oaks Papers are available online through JSTOR, beginning in 1941, with an embargo of the most current two years.

Other Dumbarton Oaks publications may be shelved on different floors. Check Primo for exact location.

Background Sources

Reference resources are good starting points for research. They can provide an overview of a topic and suggest important works.Hard copies are located on the main floor, near the Information Desk.