The inscribed-cross churches in Göreme

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This thesis reviews the general characteristics of rock-cut churches with an inscribed-cross plan in Göreme. These churches, namely Chapel 17, St. Barbara, Çarikli, Karanlik, Elmali, Chapel 25, Chapel 32, Kiliçlar, Bezirhane and Yusuf Koç, date from the ninth to the eleventh century of the Middle Byzantine period. Firstly, this study aims to identify the general features of these churches. It also attempts to examine their liturgical planning. While doing so, architectural developments in the insribed-cross churches in Byzantine Istanbul will also be used for comparison, in order to highlight provincial characteristics in the inscribed-cross churches in Göreme.


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M. Arı, “The inscribed-cross churches in Göreme,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2004.