Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism pdf epub fb2

Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism by Maria Georgopoulou pdf epub fb2

Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism Author: Maria Georgopoulou
Title: Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism
ISBN: 052178235X
ISBN13: 978-0521782357
Other Formats: mbr docx lrf mobi
Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 19, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1898 kb
Size EPUB version: 1833 kb
Subcategory: Engineering




This book examines the architecture and urbanism in the Venetian colonies of the Eastern Mediterranean and how their built environments express the close cultural ties with both Venice and Byzantium. Using the island of Crete and its capital city, Candia (modern Herakleion) as a case study, Maria Georgopoulou exposes the dynamic relationship that existed between colonizer and colony. Georgopoulou demonstrates how the Venetian colonists manipulated Crete's past history in order to support and legitimate colonial rule, particularly through the appropriation of older Byzantine traditions in civic and religious ceremonies.