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Title: A historical interpretation of religious architecture in baroque Valletta
Authors: Mifsud, Christian
Keywords: Church architecture -- Malta -- Valletta
Knights of Malta -- History
Space and time
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: The scope of this study is defined around two elements - time and space. In terms of time, the study is limited to the Knights’ period between 1566 and 1798. With regards to space, the geographical boundaries chosen for this study are the urban limits of Valletta. The author consequently considers Valletta to be the most fitting case study, bearing in mind that the city was an urban context, free of restrictions set by earlier development, a subject which is discussed in detail. In addition to this, Valletta has a suitable diversity of ecclesiastical buildings representing various religious institutions. This diversity is therefore perceived as a good indicator of social dynamics for the trends identified. The primary purpose of this study, then, is not so much to understand the church building elements, shape and architecture but to explore the dual relationship between church development and the shaping of the city.
Description: M.A.BAR.STUD.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - InsBS - 2015

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