Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography and Everyday Life

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Nevra Necipoğlu
BRILL, 2001 - History - 363 pages
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This volume deals with the history, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of the greatest urban centers ever known, throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It contains 21 papers that emanate from an international workshop which was held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into eight sections, the collection addresses a variety of interconnected topics, ranging from topography to ritual and ideology, archaeology, religious and secular architecture, patronage, commercial life, social organization, women's roles, communities, urban development and planning. Partly drawing on new archaeological and textual evidence, partly directing new questions to or reinterpreting previously available sources, the papers presented here fill important gaps in our knowledge of Constantinople and enhance our conception of the city as both a physical and social entity.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two The Shoreline of Constantinople in
17
Chapter Three The Porticoed Street at Constantinople
29
Chapter Four Aristocratic Oikoi in the Tenth and Eleventh
53
Chapter Five Imperial and Ecclesiastical Processions
73
Chapter Six Funeral Ritual in the Parekklesion of
89
Chapter Seven The Findings at Kalenderhane and Problems
107
Chapter Eight Restoration Work at the Zeyrek Camii
117
Chapter Twelve Architectural Sculpture in Constantinople
187
Chapter Thirteen John Malaxos 16th Century and
203
Chapter Fourteen Byzantine Archaeological Findings
217
Chapter Fifteen The Kommerkiarios of Constantinople
235
Chapter Sixteen Les artisans dans la société
245
Chapter Seventeen Women in the Marketplace
261
Chapter Eighteen The Urban Evolution of Latin
277
Chapter Twenty Builders and Building in Late
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Chapter Nine Architecture Art and Komnenian Ideology
133
Chapter Ten The Medieval Floors of the Great Palace
153
Chapter Eleven Konstantin IX Soliman Einzelkämpfer
175
Chapter TwentyOne Building Activity in Constantinople
329
Chapter TwentyTwo Concluding Remarks
345
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Nevra Necipo lu, Ph.D. (1990) in History, Harvard University, is Associate Professor of History at Bo azici University. She has published numerous articles on the late Byzantine society, economy and politics, and is writing a book on Byzantine-Ottoman-Italian relations during the 14th and 15th centuries.

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