The Mergantile Mediterranean / Global Architecture

Italian cities borrowed many things in order to added their constructions from Byzantine, North African and Andalusian. They merge both some architectural properties of these states and theirs. One of the mixed thing is stilled arch windows of Byzantine Constantinople. Another is that Fatimid Cairo’s ablaqs that became important Italian religious trades on religious places. One another thing is pointed arches, interlacing arches and ribbed vaults were borrowed from North African and Andalusian. Duomo was Italian name for cathedral. The recent Pisa during that period remained outside of the old city limits


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