Title :

The trapeza in cenobitic monasteries : architectural and spiritual contexts

Author :
POPOVIC, Svetlana ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A study of Early Christian and Medieval refectories. The author concludes 'analysis of the architecture of monastic refectories of the Christian East, and especially of the Byzantine world, points first of all to a continuous adaptation of an architectural model without much change in terms of its general spatial and architectural disposition. This is evident primarily in the location of the trapeza relative to the church, as well as in its plan, which is usually rectangular, often with an apse at one of its shorter ends. The main exceptions to this formula are the cruciform refectories of the Great Lavra on Mount Athos and of the Holy Archangels in Serbia. A variation of this design may also be seen in the triconch refectory of the medieval monastery near ancient Apollonia in Albania'. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. 1-29; 29 ill.; plans ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Abbaye ; Architecture ; Byzantin (art) ; Empire byzantin ; Moyen Age ; Paléochrétien (art) ; Réfectoire ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Byzantine ; Byzantine Empire ; Early Christian ; Medieval ; Monasteries ; Refectories ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Dumbarton Oaks papers, 1998, 52
INIST identifier :
24968792 ;
ISSN 0070-7546 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, Washington, DC
Publisher country :