Cult Architecture of the Crimea in the Golden Horde Epoch: E. D. Zilivinskaya’s Version Cover Image

Культовая архитектура золотоордынского Крыма: версия Э. Д. Зиливинской
Cult Architecture of the Crimea in the Golden Horde Epoch: E. D. Zilivinskaya’s Version

Author(s): Vladimir P. Kirilko
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Architecture, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries, History of Art
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Crimea; Golden Horde architecture; cult architecture; mosque; minaret; madrasah; dürbe; Christian church; E. D. Zilivinskaya
Summary/Abstract: In her monograph Golden Horde Architecture. Part I. Cult Architecture (Kazan: Otechestvo, 2014), E. D. Zilivinskaya focuses on the Crimean sites. Along with a presentation of buildings from the main regions of Jochi’s Ulus, there searcher also communicates some separate data about mosques, minarets, madrasah, mausoleums and Christian churches on the peninsula, which are often obsolete, distorted or unreliable. The Crimean content of the monograph is based on some scarce sources, while numerous relevant archival materials and publications seem to be unknown to the author. Frequent mistakes in comments to illustrations and an attempt to offer for scientific discussion some blueprints with false graphic information about plans and orientation of the buildings should be treated as some serious shortcomings of this work. In spite of the obvious relevance of this research, an overview of the cult architecture of the Golden Horde Crimea, which is offered in this monograph, should be examined rather critically and requires a review of almost all published data.

  • Page Range: 691-739
  • Page Count: 49
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Russian