publication . Article . 2012

Orientation of medieval churches of Morava school

Milutin Tadic; Gordana Gavric;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Glasnik Srpskog geografskog drustva, volume 92, pages 185-202 (issn: 0350-3593, eissn: 2406-078X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Library of Serbia
Abstract
<jats:p>In this paper we present the mathematical and topographic analysis of orientation of the most significant churches (11) of Morava school, the last style in architecture of medieval Serbia whose executors were chief architects. The deviation from equinox East of the main axis of each church and the dates when the Sun rises on the physical horizon, in the extension of the main axis, have been calculated. These were the dates when the church could have been oriented towards the rising Sun. This possibility has been ruled out for four churches. As for the other churches, the matching of the mentioned dates with the patron?s days wasn?t established. The churc...
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free text keywords: mathematical geography, orientation, medieval Serbia, Morava school, Ancient history, Archaeology, Topographic analysis, Architecture, Geography, Sextant (astronomical), law.invention, law, Equinox, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922
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