During this publication, a exceptional crew of authors explores the way in which house, position, structure, and formality engage to build sacred event within the ancient cultures of the japanese Mediterranean. Essays tackle basic matters and contours that allow structures to accomplish as spiritually transformative areas in historic Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine civilizations. jointly they show the a number of ways that works of structure and their settings have been lively brokers within the ritual procedure. structure didn't in simple terms host occasions; particularly, it magnified and increased them, interacting with rituals facilitating the development of rite. This booklet examines relatively the ways that rules and occasions generated by way of the interplay of position, outfitted atmosphere, ritual motion, and reminiscence contributed to the cultural formula of the sacred adventure in numerous spiritual faiths.
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Architecture of the Sacred: Space, Ritual, and Experience from Classical Greece to Byzantium