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Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta


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Contents: Foreword, Phillip Roux de Lusignan; Preface, Nicola Coldstream; Introduction - Famagusta: an imperilled cultural mosaic in the Eastern Mediterranean, The Editors; Part I History and Historiography: Camlet manufacture, trade in Cyprus and the economy of Famagusta from the 13th to the late 15th century, David Jacoby; Famagusta and the tradition of history writing in Frankish Cyprus, Peter W. Edbury; Mythes et realites de la presence templiere A Famagouste, Pierre-Vincent Claverie; Taverns in medieval Famagusta, Nicholas S.H. Coureas. Part II Art and Architecture: St Nicholas in Famagusta: a new approach to the dating, chronology and sources of architectural language, Arne Franke; Notes on the marginal sculpture of the cathedral of St Nicholas, Allan Langdale; Les Ordres mendiants A Famagouste: une reference spirituelle et architecturale, Thierry Soulard; The Holy Mother of God Armenian church in Famagusta, Dickran Kouymjian; Gothic and Byzantine in the monumental arts of Famagusta: diversity, permeability and power, Justine M. Andrews; Famagusta from a Latin perspective: Venetian heraldic shields and other fragmentary remains, Vincenzo Lucchese; The military architecture of Venetian Famagusta, Gianni Perbellini. Part III Conservation: What lies beneath: a contemporary survey of the surviving frescoes of the churches in the Syrian quarter of Famagusta, Michael J.K. Walsh; 20th-century restorations to the medieval and Renaissance monuments of Famagusta, Ege Uluca TA1/4mer; Monumental buildings in the revitalization process of historic urban quarters: the case of the walled city of Famagusta, Naciye Doratli; An inspection of three of Famagusta's churches, Paulo B. LourenAo and LuA s F. Ramos; An assessment of the structural fabric of the church of Saints Peter and Paul: a case study in historical reference and structural appraisal, George S. Ballard and Stephen W. Kemp; The historic walled city of Famagusta, 2008: a report, Robert Silman and Kent Severs

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Michael J. K. Walsh is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art, Design and Media, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; Peter W. Edbury is Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University, UK; Nicholas S.H. Coureas is a Senior Researcher at the Cyprus Research Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. Phillip Roux de Lusignan, Nicola Coldstream, David Jacoby, Peter W. Edbury, Pierre-Vincent Claverie, Nicholas S.H. Coureas, Arne Franke, Allan Langdale, Thierry Soulard, Dickran Kouymjian, Justine M. Andrews, Vincenzo Lucchese, Gianni Perbellini, Michael J.K. Walsh, Ege Uluca Tumer, Naciye Doratli, Paulo B. Lourenco, Luis F. Ramos, George S. Ballard, Stephen W. Kemp, Robert Silman, Kent Severson.


'a necessary and long-awaited effort aimed not only to analyze and understand the unique historical and monumental heritage of the city but also to draw attention to its art and architecture, which are in desperate and urgent need of conservation and restoration. ... the editors must be commended for their job, as all the essays ... are clear, compelling, and erudite, de facto forming a seminal study on a city that boasted a multi-cultural and 'multi-confessional society'' Speculum '... this book is a fantastic study of a city that has been largely overlooked by the historical community... a passionate testament to the editors who love their subject.' Comitatus '... this volume brings to light much new work and highlights Famagusta's many possibilities still to be explored.' Renaissance Quarterly

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