The profession of the architect in Late Antique Byzantium

Schibille, Nadine (2009) The profession of the architect in Late Antique Byzantium. Byzantion - Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines, 79. pp. 360-379. ISSN 0378-2506

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Abstract

This article re-examines the profession of the late antique mechanikos, who
is identified as a practising architect with a sound liberal arts education as well
as practical training. Despite the practical orientation of his profession, the
mechanikos was of high social standing. This was possible because the practical
utility of a vocation was increasingly acknowledged favourably in late antiquity and is reflected in early Byzantine portrayals of patrons, who allegedly
invested hard labour in prestigious building campaigns and posed as the
supreme architects

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History
Depositing User: Nadine Schibille
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 09:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 15:42
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43178
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