Investigating the house-church in Dura-Europos: production of social space

Güney, Ahmet Öncü
This thesis investigates space through its relationship with society based on the idea of the social production of space. By employing the social concepts of community and institution, and the spatial concepts of shelter space and marker space, it provides a theoretical perspective for the evaluation of space in architectural history. This theoretical frame is supplied with a case study on the evolution of Early Christian community and their meeting place. The historical course of the Early Christianity in the Roman Empire from community formation to become an institution – Christendom - constitutes the paradigm for the social premise of the thesis. On the other hand, the proposed outline for the spatial evolution is demonstrated on the house-church at Dura-Europos.
Citation Formats
A. Ö. Güney, “Investigating the house-church in Dura-Europos: production of social space,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2012.