The Land between Two Seas: Art on the Move in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea 1300–1700


The Land Between Two Seas: Art on the Move in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea 1300-1700 focuses on the strong riverine ties that connect the seas of the Mediterranean system (from the Western Mediterranean through the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov) and their hinterland. Addressing the mediating role of the Balkans between East and West all the way to Poland and Lithuania, as well as this region’s contribution to the larger Mediterranean artistic and cultural melting pot, this innovative volume explores ideas, artworks and stories that moved through these territories linking the cultures of Central Asia with those of western Europe.
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Alina Payne is Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and Director of Villa I Tatti (Florence). Author most recently of L’architecture parmi les arts. Matérialité, transferts et travail artistique dans l’Italie de la Renaissance (Hazan/Louvre 2016), she received the Max Planck/Alexander von Humboldt Prize and is Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Introduction: From Riverbed to Seashore
Alina Payne

Part 1: The Adriatic

1 The Late Sixteenth-Century Ship in the Adriatic as a Cultural System
Mirko Sardelić

2 Peripheral or Central? The Fortification Architecture of the Sanmichelis in Dalmatia
Ana Šverko

3 Daniel Rodriga’s Lazaretto in Split and Ottoman Caravanserais in Bosnia
 The Transcultural Transfer of an Architectonic Model
Darka Bilić

4 The Vila in Renaissance Dubrovnik
 “Where Art Has Tamed the Wild Nature”
Joško Belamarić

5 Visualizing Illyrianism in Urban VIII’s Rome
Daniel Premerl

Part 2: The Black Sea From the Dardanelles to the Sea of Azov

6 “Vampire Trouble Is More Serious Than the Mighty Plague”
 The Emergence and Later Adventures of a New Species of Evildoers
Cemal Kafadar

7 Transcultural Ornament and Heraldic Symbols
 An Investigation into the Aesthetic Language of Early Modern Crimea and the Northern Black Sea Shore (Thirteenth–Sixteenth Centuries)
Nicole Kançal-Ferrari

8 Romes Outside of Italy
 Alevisio Novy and the Circulation of Renaissance Architecture in Muscovy and the Crimea
Tatiana Sizonenko

9 The Mangalia Mosque in the Waqf Empire of an Ottoman Power Couple
 Princess İsmihan Sultan and Sokollu Mehmed Pasha
Gülru Necipoğlu

10 Goldsmithery Made for the Cantacuzini
 How Şeytanoğlu’s Descendants Made the Arts Flourish in Wallachia
Anna Mária Nyárádi

11 The Reliquary of St. Niphon
 Relations between Wallachia, Constantinople, and Mt. Athos
Ioli Kalavrezou

12 Between Venice and the Danube
 Hieromonk Makarije and His Cyrillic Incunabula at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century
Vladimir Simić

Part 3: The Danube and Beyond

13 Between Worlds: Ottoman Heritage and Its Baroque Afterlife in Central Europe
Iván Szántó

14 Portability, Mobility, and Cultural Transfers—Wooden Church Architecture in Early Modern Banat
 The Case of the St. Paraschiva Wooden Church in Crivina de Sus
Diana Belci

15 Ottoman and Persian Luxury between Fashion and Politics
 The Armenian Merchant Network and the Making of Sarmatian Culture in the Early Modern Poland-Lithuania
Alexandr Osipian

16 Sociability Seeps through the Lower Danube
 The Introduction of Coffee to Moldavia and Wallachia in the Seventeenth Century
Daniela Calciu

17 On the Road to the “New Empire”
 The Afterlife of Roman and Byzantine Porphyry and the White Marble Tradition in Central Europe during the Early Modern Era
Michał Wardzyński, PhD

All interested in Renaissance/early modern art and architecture, Mediterranean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Byzantine studies, Ottoman Studies.
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