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Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul


  • Page extent: 342 pages
  • Size: 253 x 203 mm
  • Weight: 1.541 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 720/.94961/80902
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: NA1370 .F74 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Architecture, Byzantine--Turkey--Istanbul
    • Istanbul (Turkey)--Buildings, structures, etc

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521772570 | ISBN-10: 0521772575)

  • There was also a Paperback of this title but it is no longer available
  • Published March 2004

Unavailable - out of print June 2007


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.


Introduction; 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.


"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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