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Russia, 1475–1830

Neil Kent

Neil Kent was formerly a Professor of European Cultural History in St Petersburg, Russia. He is an Academic Fellow of the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project in Washington DC, USA, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and also an Associate Professor at L’Ecole (Special) Militaire de St-Cyr, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Russia changed from a small state on Europe’s periphery to a powerful empire stretching from Baltic to Pacific, with few geographical features to protect it. Subjection to Tatars was oppressive, but enabled rulers of Muscovy, from which...

Holy Roman Empire (Central and Eastern Europe), 1075–1450

Jana Gajdošová

Jana Gajdošová is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge in Gothic art and architecture in Bohemia, France and Germany, and a medieval specialist for the Sam Fogg gallery in London, 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Holy Roman Empire was composed of a complex system of territories and occupied most of Central Europe. Although the head of this system was the emperor, heir to Charlemagne’s throne and crowned in Aachen, he was often only regarded...

Russia, 988–1475

Christopher Tadgell

Christopher Tadgell is an independent architectural historian based in Kent, England, UK, and author of Routledge’s seven-volume ‘Architecture in Context’ series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Slavic tribes – threatened by Huns, Avars and Turks – accepted protection from Vikings (Rus’), whose forts, notably in Novgorod and Kiev, protected river trade between the Black Sea and Baltic. Oleg of Novgorod took Kiev in 882 and traded...

Italy, 500–1000

John Mitchell

John Mitchell is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The invasion and occupation of large parts of Italy, first by the Lombards in 568 and two centuries later by the Carolingian Franks, would have critical impacts on patterns of power and governance, as well as on architectural developments....

Nordic Countries, c. 500–1000

Axel Christophersen

Axel Christopherson is Professor in Historical Archaeology at the University Museum, Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, in the Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Nordic countries are geographically and climatically diverse but linguistically and culturally closely linked by prolonged mutual contact: the countries termed as Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) are more integrated, whereas...

Christian Spain and Portugal, 600–1200

Jorge Correia

Jorge Correia is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minho in Guimarāes, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pablo GonzálezGonzález Tornel

Pablo GonzálezGonzález Tornel

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Following attacks on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) by ‘barbarians’ like the Suebi, Alani and Vandals in the fifth century, the arrival of the Visigoths from Germanic lands enabled this new people to gradually dominate the whole...

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...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...

Central Europe (Holy Roman Empire), 1400–1806

Michael Gnehm

Michael Gnehm is a tutor and researcher in architectural history at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, ETH Zurich, and the Université de Neuchâtel, all in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Holy Roman Empire was never a unified entity. It contained broadly present-day Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Savoy and the Spanish Netherlands – while the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland and Hungary were distinct kingdoms. Switzerland...

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...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...

Central and South America, 1492–1820

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is an associate professor of Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...European colonization, especially that led by Spain and Portugal, drove the architectural changes in Central and South America, including the Caribbean, from 1520 to 1820. The fall of the Aztec and Inca Empires, and the conquest also...