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Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2015
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521179058

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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.

    • Only book devoted to the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, describing structures in detail
    • Puts monuments into historical context of Byzantine Constantinople
    • The most complete photographic record of all the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul to date
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    "Byzantine Monuments is a well conceived and well executed survey, and as an introduction to the surviving remnants of Constantinople it is a more than adequate source; it is not particularly useful for in-depth scholarship as it is somewhat lacking in critical analysis, but rather should serve as a starting point." - Edward McCormick Schoolman, History, UCLA

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521179058
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 280 x 215 x 21 mm
    • weight: 1.266kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2015
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    John Freely, Bosphorus University, Istanbul
    John Freely is Professor of Physics at the University of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. He is the author and co-author of more than thirty books on travel, including the renowned Strolling Through Istanbul and, most recently, Istanbul, the Imperial City and Inside the Seraglio.

    Ahmet S. Çakmak, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Ahmet S. Çakmak is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research at Princeton University. He has written extensively on aspects of Byzantine architecture and served as co-editor of Hagia Sophia: From The Age Of Justinian To The Present.

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