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Heron of Alexandria and the Dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Svenshon, Helge Olaf
Kurrer, Karl-Eugen and Lorenz, Werner and Wetzk, Volker (eds.) :

Heron of Alexandria and the Dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
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In: Proceedings of the Third Congress on Construction History. Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, 20th - 24th May 2009. NEUNPLUS1 , Berlin , pp. 1887-1394. ISBN 978-3-936033-31-1
[Book Section], (2009)

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Item Type: Book Section
Title: Heron of Alexandria and the Dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
Language: German
Abstract:

Writings have been published under the name of Heron of Alexandria in a long period between the 1st century AD and the Byzantine middle ages. This extensive collection was issued for use by engineers, geodesists, architects as well as for other engineering related professionals and it belongs to the most important sources for the history of the ancient building trade, yet even until today it remains almost entirely overlooked. These manuals, conceived for a wider specialised readership and broadly known, also contain the mathematical and technical prerequisites, that were essential to professionally realise the concept of a building. The groundwork for this, is found in a mathematical tradition, that has been almost consistently passed down from Old-Babylonian times to the geometrical treatises of the early modern times. The comparison between Heron's texts with singular, well-preserved buildings and especially the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, demonstrates the degree of influence this neglected source has had on the technical and built environment of antiquity.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the Third Congress on Construction History. Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, 20th - 24th May 2009
Volume: 3
Place of Publication: Berlin
Publisher: NEUNPLUS1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hagia Sophia, Spätantike, Sakralbau, Geschichte der Baukonstruktion, Antike Mathematik, antike Vermessungskunst.
Alternative keywords:
Alternative keywordsLanguage
History of architecture, Late Antiquity, History of Construction, History of Science, Architecture and Ancient Practical Mathematics, Ancient Geodesy, Heron of Alexandria, Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics, Babylonian mathematics, Side and Diagonal Numbers, Byzantine ArchitectureEnglish
Classification DDC: 600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften > 690 Hausbau, Bauhandwerk
700 Künste und Unterhaltung > 720 Architektur
900 Geschichte und Geografie > 930 Alte Geschichte, Archäologie
Divisions: 15 Fachbereich Architektur
15 Fachbereich Architektur > Fachgruppe A: Historische Grundlagen
15 Fachbereich Architektur > Fachgruppe A: Historische Grundlagen > Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur / GTA
15 Fachbereich Architektur > Fachgruppe A: Historische Grundlagen > Klassische Archäologie
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 13:17
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 13:17
Official URL: https://www.tu-cottbus.de/projekte/de/ch2009/start...
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URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-44892
URI: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/4489
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