One Example from the Architectural History of the Volga Bulgaria

Georgi Vladimirov



The article is on the unconsidered in our medievalism issue about the representative architecture in the Volga Bulgaria, the monumental luxury construction in Bolghar in the times of the Golden Horde, the attempts it to be defined and recognized as archaic analog of the past monuments of the pagan Danubian Bulgaria. Different examples from written and archeological sources are given. The approved concept is that the analytical approach should reflect as a priority on the variety, stemming from context, confession and historical events rather than on the intentionally postulated unity based on common origin and other non-scientific comparisons.