Raška architectural school

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Raška architectural school (Serbian: Рашка школа архитeктуре[1]), also known as the Raška style (Рашки стил, Raški stil), or simply as the Raška school, is an ecclesiastical architectural style that flourished in the Serbian High Middle Ages (ca. 1170 - 1300), during the reign of the Nemanjić dynasty. The style is present in the notable Monastery of St. George's Tracts (Đurđevi stupovi), Studenica monastery and Hilandar pirgue, built by Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja (r. 1166–1196); the Žiča monastery, built by King Stefan the First-Crowned (r. 1196–1228); the Sopoćani monastery, built by King Uroš the Great; the Gradac monastery, built by Queen Helen of Anjou (r. 1245–1276); the Church of St. Achillius, built by King Stefan Dragutin (r. 1276–1282), and the Visoki Dečani monastery, built by King Stefan Uroš III (r. 1322–1331). Several of these are listed at the List of World Heritage Sites in Serbia (UNESCO).


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