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Nordic Countries, 1000–1400

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 1

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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the Nordic lands, the Bronze Age and Iron Age brought settled farming in the south and nomadic reindeer herding in the north. Waves of migration came from the south and east, including Celts, Goths and the Sami (Lapps). Trade in pelts...

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

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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...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

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

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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, 1000–1400

Ektoras Arkomanis

Ektoras Arkomanis is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, 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

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...The period from 1000–1400 marked for Italian cities a transition from medieval to proto-modern organization, with political, economic and military influence exercised on the Italian Peninsula by various entities: Holy Roman Empire and House...

British Isles, 1150–1450

John Goodall

John Goodall is the Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine, published from Farnborough, Hampshire, 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

...On 14 October 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, famously won the crown of England from King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. His victory marked a turning point in English history and presaged a shift in the cultural life...