Lectures 2006
9/25/2020
Skip Navigation Links : Lectures 2006 : June : "Coastal medieval fortifications in Rhodes, through the example of three towers (tower of the Mills, of Naillac and of St.Nicolaus)" Petroulia Phoebe-Vassiliki

"Coastal medieval fortifications in Rhodes, through the example of three towers (tower of the Mills, of Naillac and of St.Nicolaus)" Petroulia Phoebe-Vassiliki

The lecture deals with the coastal medieval fortifications in Rhodes, through the example of three towers-fortress. Initially, there is a historical retrospection in the fortifications of Rhodes, of  the Byzantium and later a report in the situation that prevailed in the island at the Byzantine period, accompanied from table with the more important events that happened in the island from the 7th century up to 1522, date of occupation of island from Ottoman Turks. Afterwards, there is a description of general provision and historical development of coastal fortifications, that is followed by a concise explanation of terminology - vocabulary of architecture. After this, begins the analytic description of each tower, focusing in the architectural characteristics of each one and of the corresponding homonymous sea wall that each one of them seats on. After the description of the first fortress of (Saint Nicolaus) follows a comparative analysis of the fortress of  Koule, built in the harbour of Chandakas, Heraklion, in Crete. In the end, certain conclusions that concern in the architecture of towers come out and certain proposals are suggested for the way that the monuments should be used today in order to develop in the most optimal degree the quality of their spaces.