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This paper is an analysis of the Hagia Sofia as a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. The paper discusses the split between the East and the West of the Roman Empire. The paper examines unique architectural features of the Church that combine elements of both the East and West.
From the Paper:"The Hagia Sophia located in Istanbul, Turkey is a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture and perhaps the most significant example of Byzantine art during its Golden era, combining Greek, Roman and Oriental influences. Aside from its beauty, Hagia Sophia, Greek for Church of the Holy Wisdom, is important for its artistic and architectural uniqueness as well as its religious and political significance. With the Roman Empire in severe economic and political decline, in 330 A D Emperor Constantine established the trading city of Byzantium as his new Eastern capital, renaming it Constantinople."
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Hagia Sofia (2004, December 01) Retrieved October 02, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/hagia-sofia-73033/
"Hagia Sofia" 01 December 2004. Web. 02 October. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/hagia-sofia-73033/>