Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture 1450 1730

40–57. Cesarani, D., Port Jews: Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550–1950 (London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2002). Chiat, M.J. S., Handbook of Synagogue Architecture (Chico, CA: Scholars Press 1982).

Author: Barry L. Stiefel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317320326

Category: History

Page: 240

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Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.

Writing Signs

Chiat , Handbook of Synagogue Architecture , where the synagogues in the ten cities of the coastal region are detailed on pp . 149-94 . Detailed bibliographies are included . 67. ' Isfiya is southeast of Haifa .

Author: Irene A. Bierman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520918789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Irene Bierman explores the complex relationship between alphabet and language as well as the ways the two elements are socially defined by time and place. She focuses her exploration on the Eastern Mediterranean in the sixth through twelfth centuries, notably Cairo's Fatimid dynasty of 969-1171. Examining the inscriptions on Fatimid architecture and textiles, Bierman offers insight into all elements of that society, from religion to the economy, and the enormous changes the dynasty underwent during that period. Bierman addresses fundamental issues of what buildings mean, how inscriptions affect that meaning, and the role of written messages and the ceremonies into which they are incorporated in service of propagandist goals. Her method and conclusions provide a pioneering model for studying public writing in other societies and offer powerful evidence to show that writing is a highly charged and deeply embedded social practice.

Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities

Bibliography : P. Bar - Adon , " A Possible Fortified Synagogue at Beth Yeraḥ , ” in International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies VII ( ed . S. Applebaum ; Tel Aviv , 1971 ) , 185 ; Chiat , Handbook of Synagogue Architecture ...

Author: Chad S. Spigel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161518799

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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Revised and expanded thesis (Ph.D.) - Duke University, Durham, NC, 2008.

The Architects Handbook

927-36. de Breffny B. (1978) The Synagogue, Weidenfeld 8C Nicolson Ltd, London. Brock P. (1985) A Theology of Church Design, Ecclesiastical Architects 8: Surveyors Association, Newcastle upon Tyne. Council for the Care of Churches, ...

Author: Quentin Pickard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470695449

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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The Architects' Handbook provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building surveyors and others involved in the construction industry. It is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. Including over 300 case studies, the Handbook is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. It includes: · a brief introduction to the key design considerations for each building type · numerous plans, sections and elevations for the building examples · references to key technical standards and design guidance · a comprehensive bibliography for most building types The book also includes sections on designing for accessibility, drawing practice, and metric and imperial conversion tables. To browse sample pages please see

The Ancient Synagogue

Chiat, Handbook of Synagogue Architecture, 121-44; idem, “Synagogue and Church Architecture,” 6-24; Z. Ilan, Ancient Synagogues, 1695.; and, for specific sites, Hiittenmeister and Reeg, Antiken Synagogen; NEAEHL. See also Roth-Gerson, ...

Author: Lee I. Levine

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300074758

Category: History

Page: 748

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Annotation The synagogue was one of the most central and revolutionary institutions of ancient Judaism leaving an indelible mark on Christianity and Islam as well. This commanding book provides an in-depth and comprehensive history of the synagogue from the Hellenistic period to the end of late antiquity. Drawing exhaustively on archeological evidence and on such literary sources as rabbinic material, the New Testament, Jewish writings of the Second Temple period, and Christian and pagan works, Lee Levine traces the development of the synagogue from what was essentially a communal institution to one which came to embody a distinctively religious profile. Exploring its history in the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods in both Palestine and the Diaspora, he describes the synagogue's basic features: its physical remains; its role in the community; its leadership; the roles of rabbis, Patriarchs, women, and priests in its operation; its liturgy; and its art. What emerges is a fascinating mosaic of a dynamic institution that succeeded in integrating patterns of social and religious behavior from the contemporary non-Jewish society while maintaining a distinctively Jewish character.

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

SCOTT LERNER , L. 2000. “ The Narrating Architecture of Emancipation . Jewish Social Studies : History Culture , and Society 6/3 : 1-30 . SEAGER , A. 1989. ' The Recent Historiography of Ancient Synagogue Architecture .

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199280320

Category: Religion

Page: 1037

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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies reflects the current state of scholarship in the field as analyzed by an international team of experts in the different and varied areas represented within contemporary Jewish Studies. Unlike recent attempts to encapsulate the current state of Jewish Studies, the Oxford Handbook is more than a mere compendium of agreed facts; rather, it is an exhaustive survey of current interests and directions in the field.

Metric Handbook

32.60 East Riding Crematorium: plans of main building complex Architect: R Peter Belt DiplArch RIBA. ... The Synagogue, Phaidon Press, 2003 Heathcote, Edwin and Laura Moffatt, Contemporary Church Architecture, John Wiley & Sons, ...

Author: Pamela Buxton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351862929

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

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Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over half of the entire book has now been updated since 2015 Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers This book belongs in every design office. The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design data for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of. As well as buildings, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

Evolution of the Synagogue

Andrew Seager discusses the architectural sources of the Dura synagogue building in “ The Architecture of the Dura and Sardis ... ( Wiesbaden , 1977 ) ; M. J. C. Chiat , Handbook of Synagogue Architecture ( Chico , Calif . , 1982 ) ...

Author: Howard Clark Kee

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1563382962

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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Studies about rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity that investigate the literary and archaeological evidence by which the evolution of the synagogue can be traced.