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Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul

Author(s):   John Freely
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press (2004)
Format:   Hardcover
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   Book Description

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.

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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

Book Description
This book is about the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, including more than 20 churches, most notably Haghia Sophia, as well as the remains of the land and sea walls, the Hippodome, imperial palaces, commemorative columns, reservoirs and cisterns, an aqueduct, a triumphal archway and a fortified port. They are described here in chronological order and in the context of their times, through the political, religious, social, economic, intellectual and artistic developments in the dynasties that came to power during the turbulent Byzantine age.