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Mediaeval church architecture in eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem county and it's transformations during the Ottoman reign


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Papić, Iva. (2019). Mediaeval church architecture in eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem county and it's transformations during the Ottoman reign. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History.
(PDS povijest umjetnosti) [mentor Goss, Vladimir P. and Marković, Predrag].

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The research subject of this disertation is the medieval church architecture of Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem and church architecture during the Ottoman reign in Eastern Croatia (1526.-end of century), which through that period continues the use of traditional medieval forms and therefore can not be viewed according to the new stylistic aspirations of the architecture of the Rennaissance and Baroque period. In the process of analysis and evaluation of preserved monuments and monuments discovered in archeological state I have used an interdisciplinary approach, seen in a light of new historical, archeological, art-historical research, as an extremely small amount of historic written evidence has been preserved and the monuments have undergone considerable devastation through rebuilding what makes it hard to evaluate these monuments using purely methods of art history. Based on this interdisciplinary approach and comparing monuments of this region with medieval architecture in neighboring countries (Vojvodina, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland) I was able to make a valorization of the whole medieval church architecture od Eastern Croatia, placing it within the context of the Central European cultural circle. My research have shown that medieval art in the region was conditioned by social circumstances and tradition (the role of tradition of medieval architecture, the import of foreign bulding solutions), rather then by elements of artistic style. So, I believe that this segment of medieval art should be considered within the context of borderlands of western medieval styles. Also, I have noticed the persistence of traditional characteristics of medieval church architecture, which has undergone through a typological and morphological develpoment under the influence of imported court art and monastic art. Recent historical and archeological research point to building activity in the period of Ottoman occupation of Eastern Croatia. Following the work of previous authors (A. Horvat, D. Botica, Diana V.-Samaržija) I believe that continuation of medieval building elements can be explained by the revitalization of church building in the second half of the 16th century and first part of the 17th century, which was enforced by the spread of Protestant Reformation, and also by the Franciscans of the Bosna Srebrena province. So recognition and analysis of the transformations of gothic forms has proven vital for researh in medieval church building in Eastern Croatia during Ottoman reign. Finally, I have made a new catalogue listing all the monuments of medieval church architecture, accompanied by architectural documentation, and by new insights into architectural decor and wall decoration – i.e. fresco and secco paintings. The purpose of this catalogue is to update our knowledge about medieval church architecture of this region.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: medieval church architecture, Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem, Kingdom of Hungary, church architecture in rural areas and smaller settlements, the Crusades, The Order of St. Benedict, foreign settlers (hospites), the Cistercians, the mendicant orders, the nobility, Ivan Morović, the noble family of Gorjanski, the dukes of Ilok, Slavonija under the Ottoman Empire, Franciscan Province of Bosna Srebrena, protestant reformation in Hungary and Slavonia under the Ottoman Empire
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Goss, Vladimir P. and Marković, Predrag
Additional Information: PDS povijest umjetnosti
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 11:04

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