Studies on the History and Topography of Byzantine Constantinople

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Constantinople originated in 330 A.D. as the last great urban foundation of the ancient world. When it was sacked by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 it was the greatest city of the European Middle Ages. Its transition from the one to the other was determined partly by its continuous function as an imperial capital, partly by the steady proliferation of churches, monasteries, and Christian philanthropic institutions, and partly by the widespread urban disruption and depopulation that affected what was left of the Roman Empire in ...

Studies on the History and Topography of Byzantine Constantinople 2007, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860789994

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