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Carolingian Empire and France, 800–1150

Catherine Oakes

Catherine Oakes is a fellow of Kellogg College and Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Oxford, 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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Charlemagne’s coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in 800, towards the end of his reign as King of the Franks, gave definition to the territories he had amalgamated – known as the Carolingian Empire – with the western part then becoming...

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...

Christian Roman Empire, c. 285–480 CE

Thomas N. Howe

Thomas Noble 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...