Constantinople, Volume 1

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Roberts Brothers, 1895 - Architecture - 811 pages
The book is organized chronologically, by political history, and then by theme; a great deal of space is devoted to archaeological history, art history, and architecture. Also discusses the physical nature of the city: how the art, the growth of the streets, and the politics all affected the city's appearance today. The history, mythology, art, and décor of significant mosques in the city are included. Contains about 800 pages of analysis, with a great number of photographs and illustrations.
 

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Page 342 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 208 - Have ye left the mountain places, Oreads wild, for other tryst ? Shall we see no sudden faces Strike a glory through the mist ? Not a sound the silence thrills, Of the everlasting hills. Pan, Pan is dead.
Page 406 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.
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Page 262 - The European with the Asian shore Sprinkled with palaces ; the ocean stream Here and there studded with a seventy-four ; Sophia's cupola with golden gleam • The cypress groves ; Olympus high and hoar ; The twelve isles, and the more than I could dream, Far less describe, present the very view Which charm'd the charming Mary Montagu. IV. I have a passion for the name of
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Page 16 - THE cypresses of Scutari In stern magnificence look down On the bright lake and stream of sea, And glittering theatre of town : Above the throng of rich kiosks, Above the towers in triple tire, Above the domes of loftiest mosques, These pinnacles of death aspire.

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