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Byzantine Art In The 11th-Century of Cappadocia

Byzantine Art In The 11th-Century of Cappadocia, We can use the term “11th century Cappadocian Art” interchangeably with Byzantine art. 25% of the existing churches have paintings of this style. Monasticism was spreading fast in the 11th century. Some of the paintings were made by master painters according to the wishes of some rich officials […]

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Archaic Period in Cappadocia Region of Central Anatolia

Archaic Period in Cappadocia Region of Central Anatolia, The Archaic churches of Cappadocia were built just after the Iconoclastic Period. (Second half of the 9th and first half of the 10th century.) These make up 35% of the total. After the Iconoclastic period ended in 843, the monks began building many churches. They began with […]

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Iconoclastic And Pre-Iconoclastic Periods In Cappadocia

Iconoclastic And Pre-Iconoclastic Periods In Cappadocia, This is the first phase in the development of the rock churches of Cappadocia. It begins from the 5th century and ends at the beginning of the 9th century. 15% of the existing churches belong to this group. In fact, there were more but since the older churches have […]

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Religious Developments In Cappadocia Region in Turkey

Religious Developments In Cappadocia Region in Turkey, In the year 381, Caesarea was disconnected from the Patriarchate of Antioch and entered the authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In this way, the city was under the direct influence of the Greek capital. Officially it remained faithful to Orthodoxy and was not affected by the Nestorian, […]

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About Cappadocia Turkey

About Cappadocia Turkey, In 1082 the Seljukians captured the citadel of Caesarea and from then on Cappadocian communities were under Seljukian authority. The Moslems with. Iranian background acted really permissively towards the people. The last years of this and the next century passed with the struggle against the Crusaders and with internal conflict among the […]

Cappadocia Information Turkey

Cappadocia Information Turkey, Before talking more about the rock churches a short glance at the Byzantine history is necessary. Before Cappadocia was occupied by Tiberius, Central Anatolia was known as a free continent. The Persians invaded Anatolia at the beginning of the VIlth century. They captured Caesarea in 605 and occupied it until 611. They […]

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Information About Cappadocia Turkey

Information About Cappadocia Turkey, Cappadocia Turkey Early Christians, 1st to tithe Centuries: Following the Apostolic age, we have a fair amount of information about Christianity in coastal Anatolia. On the other hand, not much is known about first century Cappadocia. Nevertheless, it is obvious that an important number of Christian communities existed during the second […]