Lecture 5. The Cultural Matrix: Slavic World and Beyond 2

The second Slavic lecture proceeds to illustrate the architectural consequences of the complex center-periphery relationships throughout pre-modern and early modern periods in Slavic history. The four cultural moments are accompanied by multiple examples of construction in different Rus’ principalities, often in seeming reaction towards external threats and/or potential invasions. How these inventive idioms actually become inherited traits of architecture across generations and the ways in which the Slavs adjusted to them during the several centuries until the 1800s is specific to the examination. Units of Lecture 5- 1. Christianization of Slavs 2-3. Mongol Invasion and the Rise of Moscow 4. Peter the Great and The Europeanization of the Russian Tsardom

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