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Computing the Holy Wisdom

TitleComputing the Holy Wisdom
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHauck O, Noback A, Grobe LO
Book TitleScientific Computing and Cultural Heritage - Contributions in Computational Humanities
Series TitleContributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Volume3
EditionHans Georg Bock, Willi Jäger and Michael J. Winckler, University of Heidelberg
Chapter22
Pagination205-216
PublisherSpringer
CityHeidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-28020-7
ISBN9783642280207
Other NumbersISSN 2191-303X, Library of Congress Control Number 2012952247
Keywordsancient mathematics, byzantine architecture, Hagia Sophia, late antiquity, light simulation
Abstract

The church of Hagia Sophia – from the Greek: □γία Σοϕία, “Holy Wisdom” – built on the orders of Emperor Justinianis from 532 to 537 (AD) is the most important building of an era which is generally characterised as the decline of the ancient world and the beginning of the mediaeval times. The building is well considered to be one of the most outstanding masterpieces of architecture in the world having an extensive influence on European and islamic architecture in general.

URLhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-28021-4_22
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-28021-4