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Empire Builders

ByMardith Schuetz-Miller

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The Empire Builders. A Socio-Economic History of Architects and Building Artisans from the Neolithic to the Renaissance is a comparative study of the men who literally built the monumental architecture of Eurasia’s diverse civilizations up until modern times. Synthesizing data from many disciplines (ancient history and law, hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts, mythology, archaeology, guild records, literature, geophysics, and climatology) the building craftsmen are identified; their training, guild organizations, and construction rites described; and their status and life style examined. As a sequel to Pre-Euclidean Geometry and the Design of Mission Churches of the Spanish Borderlands (Special Issue, Journal of the Southwest, 2006) and Abodes for the Gods. The Symbolism of Ancient Sacred Architecture in Eurasia (Blue Oaks Arts, 2011) it answers more fully how the knowledge of the sacred geometry was transmitted through the millennia. This book is heavily illustrated and annotated.

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Publication Date
Jul 20, 2011
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Mardith Schuetz-Miller

Specifications

Pages
397
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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