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1.   Beck, Hans-Georg. Constantinople: The Rise of a New Capital in the East (Click here to download)
2.   R. Krautheimer, Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture, 4th rev. ed., with S. Curcic (Harmonsdworth, 1986). The standard textbook.
3.   W.F. Kleinbauer, Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture: An Annotated Bibliography (New York, 1992). Includes a good historiographic introduction and thematic organization.
4.   T.F. Mathews, The Early Churches of Constantinople: Architecture and Liturgy (University Park, PA, 1971). An important study of the impact of the liturgy on early Byzantine church planning.
5.   R. J. Mainstone, Hagia Sophia: Architecture, Structure, and Liturgy of Justinian's Great Church (New York, 1988). An accessible monographic study, emphasizing structural planning.
6.   R. Ousterhout, The Architecture of the Kariye Camii in Istanbul, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 25 (Washington, D.C., 1987). The standard monograph on the building.
7.   R. Ousterhout, The Art of the Kariye Camii (Milan: Scala, 2000). A concise introduction to major artistic and architectural themes, and their relationship.
8.   R. Ousterhout, Master Builders of Byzantium (Princeton University Press, 1999). An evaluation of Byzantine architecture from the point of view of its builders.
9.   R. Ousterhout, "The Holy Space: Architecture Serves the Liturgy," in Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium, ed. Linda Safran (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998), 81–120. A brief introduction to the main concerns in Byzantine church architecture.
10.   R. Ousterhout, "An Apologia for Byzantine Architecture," Gesta 35 (1996), 20–29. Considers the place of Byzantine architecture within the history of medieval architecture.

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