Volume 56 Number 6, November/December 2003
Saving a Fabled Sanctuary (page 20)
W.E. Kleinbauer, Saint Sophia at Constantinople. Singulariter in Mundo (Dublin, NH: Bauhan, 1999) is a lucid description and discussion of the building itself, from its construction through the the second dome. N.B. Teteriatnikov, Mosaics of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: The Fossati Restoration and the Work of the Byzantine Institute (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1998) outlines the mid-nineteenth-century restoration of Hagia Sophia by Gaspare and Giuseppe Fossati, then presents an overview of the mosaic restoration by the Byzantine Institute in the middle decades of the twentieth century. This volume has some gorgeous old black-and-white views of the interior of Hagia Sophia. Both the Kleinbauer and Teteriatnikov books are not only exceptional, but also brief and relatively inexpensive. Longer and, in places, more technical is R.J. Mainstone's Hagia Sophia: Architecture, Structure and Liturgy of Justinian's Great Church (New York: Thames & Hudson, 1988) is simply referred to as "the Bible" by specialists. Beware the paperback edition of 1997. In a (non-scientific) survey of three copies, including mine, a total of three had the cover fall off (it looks like the glue dried too much before the cover was slapped onto the body of the book, but I'm no bindery expert). Still, if you are a die-hard fan of Hagia Sophia, you'll want to have this; just get some duct tape, too. Hagia Sophia (New York: Newsweek, 1972), by Lord Kinross and the "Editors of the Newsweek Book Division" was published in the Wonders of Man series. That may sound a bit corny today, but the book has lots of background information and lots of photographs of Hagia Sophia along with myriad other illustrations--engravings, manuscript pages, sculptures, mosaics, etc.--of related buildings and people. There's also an appendix consisting of a nice selection of descriptions of Hagia Sophia drawn from literature, from the sixth century through the twentieth.
Ruins on the Rapids (page 30)
For descriptions of whitewater rafting in the Cotahuasi Valley see: J. Foss, "Rapids and Ruins: Kayaking the Deepest Canyons in the World," American Whitewater May/June (1996) pp. 48-59 and P. Heller, "Pourover," Outside, December (2001) pp. 46-57.
Some studies on rafting and archaeological conservation include: M. Goddard and J. Jennings, "Rafts and Ruins: Cooperative Efforts to Save the Archaeological Heritage of the Cotahuai Valley," SAA Archaeological Record 3:3 (2003), pp. 30-32. J. Jennings, "Seducing Adventure Tourists by Damaging Sites: A Peruvian Example," SAA Archaeological Record 2:5 (2002), pp. 21-23.
For a report on the archaeology of the Cotahuasi Valley see
J. Jennings, "Prehistoric Imperialism and Cultural Development in the
Cotahuasi Valley, Peru," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation (available as a PDF at titicaca.ucsb.edu/cotahuasi/jennings/papers/phddiss.html).
Some good general sources on Andean archaeology are
L. Laurencich Minelli, ed., The Inca World: The Development of
Pre-Columbian Peru, A.D. 1000-1534 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000), M.E. Moseley, The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2001); R.L. Burger, Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization (London: Thames & Hudson, 1995); and K.O. Bruhns, Ancient South America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994).
Picture Perfect (page 42)
The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art (New York: George Braziller, 1990) by Linda Schele and Mary Miller, with photographs by Justin Kerr, remains the most powerful introduction to the ancient Maya and Kerr's photographs. The Art of the Maya Scribes (New York; Harry N. Abrams, 1998) by Michael Coe and Justin Kerr is a fascinating exploration of the world of the Maya scribe. Michael Coe's Breaking the Maya Code (New York: Thames & Hudson, 1992) is an intriguing history of Maya scholarship.
On the web, go to www.famsi.org, the home page of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. Here you can access a wealth of material about the ancient Maya and current research, as well as Justin's photographic databases. Through the FAMSI website, or through www.mayavase.com, Justin's own gateway to his databases, essays, and scholarship, you can also order the six volumes of the Kerrs' Maya Vase Book series. Volumes 1-3, long out of print, are now available on CD.
City of the Hawk (page 50)
For more information see www.hierakonpolis.org and archaeology.org/interactive/hierakonpolis.
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