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Architecture and Politics

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Architecture and politics: Asymmetric ontologies Architecture is not solely an artistic practice concerned with aesthetic form and semiotics. Instead, it is a cultural form that has long-standing and close links with dominant political...

The Byzantine Empire (Turkey/Mediterranean Rim), 324–1453

Lyn Rodley

Lyn Rodley is an associate lecturer with the Open University and teaches Byzantine art and architecture at Morley College in London. She was previously Helen Waddell Visiting Professor at Queen’s University, Belfast, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire with Constantinople (Byzantium) as its capital from 324 CE and the imperial sanction of Christianity. The vast territorial extent of the originally Byzantine Empire, based...

The Holy Land (Israel/Palestine/Lebanon/Jordan) and Crusader States, 1095–1489

Denys Pringle

Denys Pringle is Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After the fall of Jerusalem to the First Crusade (1095–99) – which was launched by Pope Urban II to protect the Christians of the eastern Mediterranean from the Seljuq Turks – a Kingdom of Jerusalem and other dependent western Christian...

Greater Syria and Iraq (Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates), 661–1258

Marcus Milwright

Marcus Milwright is Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Greater Syria and Iraq were among the regions conquered by the Arab armies during the seventh century. The former was under the control of the Byzantine Empire and the latter under the rule of the Sasanid shahs. The new monotheistic faith...

Christian Roman Empire, c. 285–480 CE

Thomas N. Howe

Thomas N. Howe is Professor of Art and Art History and Chair of Art History at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, USA, and also Coordinatore Generale (scientific director for archaeology and masterplanning) for the Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Historically the period of the Late Roman Empire was characterized by the re-establishment of stability after the chaos of 235–285 (the so-called ‘third-century crisis’), although on a more rigid social and economic basis and with a great...

The Middle East, 1830–1914

Mohammad al-Asad

Mohammad al-Asad is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in Amman, Jordan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Middle East is defined by Turkey (north), Iran (east), Arabian Peninsula (south), and Egypt (west). Between lies the ‘Fertile Crescent’, including modern-day Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Israel/Palestine. From 1830 to 1914...