Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta

Studies in Architecture, Art and History
Author(s): 
Walsh, Michael J. K.
Author(s): 
Edbury, Peter
Author(s): 
Coureas, Nicholas
ISBN: 
9781409435570
Date published: 
August 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

There was a time seven centuries ago when Famagusta's wealth and renown could be compared to that of Venice or Constantinople. The Cathedral of St Nicholas in the main square of Famagusta, serving as the coronation place for the Crusader Kings of Jerusalem after the fall of Acre in 1291, symbolised both the sophistication and permanence of the French society that built it. The essays here represent a major contribution to the study of Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta and its surviving art and architecture and also propose a series of strategies for preserving the city's heritage in the future. They will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Gothic, Byzantine and Renaissance art and architecture, and to those of the Crusades and the Latin East, as well as the Military Orders.