The Early Christian Churches of the Metropolitanate of Salona, Dalmatia

Cvijanović, Irena R. (2022) The Early Christian Churches of the Metropolitanate of Salona, Dalmatia. In: The Encyclopedia od the Global Middle Ages. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-1-3509-9000-5 (online)

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The Christian community in Salona appeared in the mid-3rd century under the first Salonitan bishop Venetianus, who came from Rome as a missionary. With the Milan Edict of 313 A.D., allowing free practice of the Christian faith, begins the most glorious period of the Salonitan history. At the beginning of the 5th c. Christian community enlarged, and the Salonitan bishop was appointed metropolitan bishop of Dalmatia. During this period numerous churches were built, completely changing the urban layout of Salona. The typological classification given in this paper comprised the entire Early Christian architecture in the Metropolitanate of Salona. Three cultural spheres, with centres in Salona, Jadera and Narona, can be distinguished. They developed different forms in response to specific liturgical requirements. More than 70 churches are mentioned, and classified in 3 groups in this paper: 1. The Salona church type, 2. The Dalmatian-Noricum type, 3. The sacral buildings of central type

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: the Metropolitanate of Salona, the Early Christian architecture, the typological classification
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2023 10:45
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2024 13:42

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