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Markets and trade in Byzantine Boeotia

      Markets and trade in Byzantine Boeotia - to be assigned Αγορές και εμπόριο στη βυζαντινή Βοιωτία - has not been published yet


Medeon and Steiris (Antiquity)

      Medeon and Steiris (Antiquity) - to be assigned Μεδεών και Στείρις (Αρχαιότητα) - has not been published yet


Medieval fortifications in Boeotia

      Medieval fortifications in Boeotia (29/9/2010 v.1) Μεσαιωνική οχυρωματική αρχιτεκτονική στη Βοιωτία (29/9/2010 v.1)

Defensive architecture in Boeotia involves fortified towns (whose fortifications often use ancient or early Byzantine works), castles built mostly during the Frankish and Catalan occupation, a large number of towers and fortified monasteries. The already existing research is insufficient and a large number of monuments remains unearthed or has been destroyed.



Mining Industry in Boeotia

      Mining Industry in Boeotia - to be assigned Εξορυκτική βιομηχανία στη Βοιωτία - to be assigned


Modern Architecture in Boeotia

      Modern Architecture in Boeotia - to be assigned Νεότερη αρχιτεκτονική στη Βοιωτία - to be assigned


Monastery of Hosios Loukas

      Monastery of Hosios Loukas - to be assigned Μονή Οσίου Λουκά (29/9/2010 v.1)


Monastery of Transfiguration (Sagmata Monastery)

      Monastery of Transfiguration (Sagmata Monastery) (29/9/2010 v.1) Μονή Μεταμορφώσεως Σαγματά (29/9/2010 v.1)

The monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ or Sagmata monastery is built on Mount Sagmatio, northeast of the village Hypato (Syrtzi). It was founded during the 12th century and its donor was Hosios Clemens, who is considered one of the reformers of monastic life. The monastery katholikon, dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ, belongs to the architectural type of the transitional domed four-columned cross-in-square church and a four-columned lite.



Monastery of Zoodochos Pege at Dervenosalesi

      Monastery of Zoodochos Pege at Dervenosalesi - to be assigned Μονή Ζωοδόχου Πηγής στο Δερβενοσάλεσι - to be assigned


Monasticism in Byzantine Boeotia

      Monasticism in Byzantine Boeotia (23/9/2010 v.1) Μοναχισμός στη βυζαντινή Βοιωτία (23/9/2010 v.1)

In the beginnings of the 9th century Boeotia showed signs of economic and cultural revival, while its political significance was upgraded within the Theme of Hellas. In the 10th century, prominent figures of Boeotian monasticism, Hosios Loukas Steiriotes and Hosios Nikon Metanoeite, marked the pass from anchorite ascetic life to coenobitic one. The 11th and 12th centuries were a high point for Boeotian monasticism due to the dominant political and economic position of the region, as well as due...



Monumental painting in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Boeotia

      Monumental painting in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Boeotia (1/10/2010 v.1) Μνημειακή ζωγραφική στη βυζαντινή και μεταβυζαντινή Βοιωτία (1/10/2010 v.1)

In Boeotia the oldest dated example of monumental painting is placed chronologically at the end of the 10th century in the monastery of Hosios Loukas, which up until the end of the 12th c. was adorned with superb works of art, influenced from Constantinople. The mural paintings in Thebes and Orchomenos were of an excellent quality. In the period of Frankish occupation links with new artistic centers are observed. Inside and outside Thebes are situated works of the second half of the 16th c.,...



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