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Social, ethnical, cultural and confessional features of architectural heritage of monasteries

Vestnik MGSU. 2014;(6):35-43


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Journal Title: Vestnik MGSU

ISSN: 1997-0935 (Print); 2304-6600 (Online)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU)

Society/Institution: Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU)

LCC Subject Category: Fine Arts: Architecture | Social Sciences: Industries. Land use. Labor: Special industries and trades: Construction industry

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian, English

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Frolov Vladimir Pavlovich (Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU))


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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Monasteries, their activity and lifestyle have always played an important role in the culture of various nations. Monasteries are objects of cultural heritage. Their architecture is connected with national features on a nation, particular canons of Christian (orthodox, catholic), Buddhistic or other religion. The article describes ancient monasteries in Russia amid the global development, historical national characteristics monasteries are analyzed, as well as architectural ensembles, reflecting the function and role of monasteries in public life, showing their spiritual and cultural heritage, monastic tradition, the historical value of the monastic landscape and its conservation conditions, the inclusion of the monasteries in the world cultural heritage is noted.