Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography and Everyday by Nevra Necipoglu

By Nevra Necipoglu

This quantity bargains with the heritage, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of many maximum city centres ever identified, all through past due Antiquity and the center a long time. It comprises 21 papers that emanate from a world workshop which was once held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses numerous interconnected issues, starting from topography to ritual and beliefs, archaeology, spiritual and secular structure, patronage, advertisement existence, social association, women's roles, groups, city improvement and making plans. in part drawing on new archaeological and textual facts, partially directing new inquiries to or reinterpreting formerly to be had assets, the papers awarded the following fill very important gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and improve our belief of the town as either a actual and social entity.

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Guidi, "Un Bios di Costantino," Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rendiconti della classe di scienze morali, storiche e filologiche, ser. 5, vol. 16 (1907), 336. 12 A. Komnenos Hypselantes, Ta meta ten Halosin (Constantinople, 1870; repr. Athens, 1972), 385. 13 So on the map of A. Van Millingen, Byzantine Constantinople. The Walls of the City and the Adjoining Historical Sites (London, 1899), facing p. 19. ) all the way to the Marmara, crossed by three bridges within the Land Walls. It still appears as Yenibahce Deresi in the 1934 gazetteer (Istanbul ,sehri rehberi), map 7, between Sulukule and a transverse street called Arpa Emini Kopru Sokak.

V. (Princeton, 1972), 140-1, plans I-II; J. Batty and J. C. Batty, "Le cadre topographique et historique," in Apamee de Syrie. Bilan des recherches archeologiques 1965-1968, ed. J. C. Batty (Brussels, 1969), 33-42, folded plan; K. , King Herod's Dream-Caesarea on the Sea (New York, 1988), fig. 112. " There, the second-century porticoed decumanus extends from the west gate through an oval colonnade to a tetrapylon and then to a second crossroads ornamented with, among other monuments, a nymphaeum, and on to the central Nabataen monumental arch on the east.

IV, 105-7; see Bardill, "Lausus," 71 n. 20, fig. 3, where the two groups of supports (columns and piers) are discussed as one. 71 R. Duyuran, "Archaeological researches in Bayazit and some observations," IAMT 8 (1958), 73. 72 Seen in 1982: Mango, Developpement, 27-8 and n. 32. 71 Harrison, Sarafhane, I, 14, 130-1, 415-6. 74 Th. Macridy in M. Schede, "Archaologische Funde: Tiirkei," Archaologischer Anzeiger 44 (1929), 357-8; Bardill, "Lausus," 75-83, figs. 7-9. 48 MARLIA MUNDELL MANGO century or even later.

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