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Hagia Sophia 

Hagia Sophia is the greatest existing example of Byzantine architecture.  It was built in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) between 532 and 537 A.D. (C.E.), and it was designed by the architects Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus.  Hagia Sophia was built as a Christian church but became an Islamic mosque after the Ottoman conquest of 1453.  It became a museum after World War I.         


LINNCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Byzantine Architecture (Keyword)
  • Hagia Sophia (Keyword)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • NA200
  • NA360
  • NA5870


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Eastmond, Antony. Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium. 2003.

                  Call Number: NA5871 .T7 E37 2003

  • Kostof, Spiro. History of Architecture, 2nd Ed. 1995.  

                Call Number: NA200 .K65 1995

  • Krautheimer, Richard. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture. 1986.

                Call Number: NA360 .K72 1986

  • Mainstone, Rowland J. Hagia Sophia. 1997.

               Call Number: NA5870 .A9 M28 1997

  • Watkin, David. History of Western Architecture, 3rd Ed. 2000.

                Call Number: NA200 .W412 2000



Reference Materials

  • Davies, Penelope. Janson’s History of Art, 7th Ed. 2007. 

                Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2007                              

o   Pgs. 256-260

  • Evans, Helen and William Wixom (Eds.). The Glory of Byzantium. 1997.

                 Call Number: REF N6250 .G55 1997 

o   Pgs. 27-28

  • Kleiner, Fred and Cristin Mamiya.  Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12th Ed. 2005.

               Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005

o   Pgs. 329-332

  • Mark, Robert and Ahmet Cakmak (Eds.). Hagia Sophia From the Age of Justinian to the Present. 1992.

                Call Number: REF NA 5870 .A9 H34 1992

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, Rev. 2nd Ed. 2005.

                   Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pgs. 270-273



Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on September 6, 2007




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