Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul

Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul

by John Freely, Ahmet S. Cakmak
     
 

ISBN-10: 052117905X

ISBN-13: 9780521179058

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, most notably, Haghia Sophia. The remains of the land and sea walls, the Hippodrome, imperial palaces, commemorative columns, reservoirs and cisterns, an aqueduct, a triumphal archway, a fortified port, and twenty churches are also described in chronological order in the context of their times. These "monuments"…  See more details below

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This book is about the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, most notably, Haghia Sophia. The remains of the land and sea walls, the Hippodrome, imperial palaces, commemorative columns, reservoirs and cisterns, an aqueduct, a triumphal archway, a fortified port, and twenty churches are also described in chronological order in the context of their times. These "monuments" are viewed in relationship to the political, religious, social, economic, intellectual and artistic developments of the Byzantine dynasties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521179058
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Byzantium; 2. The city of Constantine; 3. The imperial capital; 4. The late Roman city; 5. The reign of Justinian; 6. Hagia Sophia; 7. Justinian's other buildings; 8. The medieval city; 9. The Macedonian Dynasty; 10. The Comnenus Dynasty; 11. The Latin occupation; 12. The Palaeologus Dynasty; 13. The fall of Byzantium.

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