Builders, Patrons, and Identity: The Domed Basilicas of Sicily and Calabria

  title={Builders, Patrons, and Identity: The Domed Basilicas of Sicily and Calabria},
  author={Charles E. Nicklies},
  pages={99 - 114}
In an effort to place the architecture of the Norman south more fully within its contextual relationship to the Islamic world, this article analyzes seven domed basilicas located in the Valdemone in eastern Sicily and in Calabria. All these churches, which were constructed between 1091 and 1130, demonstrate a particular debt to the Muslim architecture of North Africa and Egypt in their planning, detailing, and, in certain instances, symbolic content. Although appropriations from Islamic… Expand
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