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Medieval urbanism of the Ancient city of Zadar in Dalmatia


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Rukavina, Iva. (2017). Medieval urbanism of the Ancient city of Zadar in Dalmatia. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History.
(Povijest umjetnosti (Međunarodni dvojni doktorat znanosti (Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu i l’Université Paris Nanterre)) [mentor Caillet, Jean-Pierre and Jurković, Miljenko].

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This dissertation presents an analysis of the urbanism of the city of Zadar in Dalmatia, the development of the city and its urban contents from its beginnings in Antiquity until 1409. The urban analysis is based primarily upon the various surviving monuments and remnants. Relevant historical sources have also been taken into account. The different elements have been classified and presented according to four historical periods: Antiquity, Late Antiquity, Early Middle Ages, High and Late Middle Ages. Within each period, Zadar's buildings are categorised according to four typologies: Fortifications, Public Secular Structures, Private Secular Structures and Sacred Buildings. The remains of the city's infrastructure (sidewalks, drainage channels, etc.) have also been presented. The development of the city of Zadar, through its urban transformation, has been analysed through the outlined periods while keeping the usual periodization of general historic events on the eastern Adriatic coast. The protohistoric period has also been considered. Analysis has also revealed that the regular orthogonal grid of the city was defined in Antiquity, and that despite intensive construction during the medieval period when the city developed its urban physiognomy, nearly all the principle characteristics of the city established during Antiquity have been preserved.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban fabric, Antiquity, Late Antiquity, Middle Ages, spatial analysis, Zadar
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Caillet, Jean-Pierre and Jurković, Miljenko
Additional Information: Povijest umjetnosti (Međunarodni dvojni doktorat znanosti (Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu i l’Université Paris Nanterre)
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 13:19
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 13:19

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