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Constantinople of the Ottoman Empire Constantinople was named after its founder: The Roman Emperor Constantine, and was also called “the Second Rome” (Haberman, 5). Up until 1453, Constantinople was in control of the Byzantine Empire which was founded shortly after Constantine founded the city. Constantinople is a city that was placed on the Bosporus, which divides Europe and Asia, and grants entry into the Black Sea from the Mediterranean (Haberman, 5). This allowed Constantinople to flourish...

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Constantinople Thesis

territorial changes meant that a distinct style gradually resulted in the Greek cross plan in church architecture” (Fletcher). The Byzantine Empire’s architecture were functional works of art that varied from the walls that fortified the city of Constantinople, to center of the city, the palace, to the center of religion, Hagia Sophia. Fletcher explained that the architecture was a continuation of Roman Architecture, but it was much more, it was an advancement of the Roman’s architecture in function...

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The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of the Earthly Heaven To this day the 29 May 1453 is regarded as a holy day, not only in the Orthodox Church, but in all of Greece. The fall of Constantinople not only symbolized a collapse of the Roman Empire, but of all of Eastern Christendom at least that is what was thought. It was the wealthiest city in the world at the time, possessing over one-third of the world’s wealth: and a city of such great magnitude, which only city of one-sixth of the worlds population could poses. At it’s...

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Change and Continuity in Constantinople (Istanbul) Between 1450 to 1750

Constantinople Change and Continuity between 1450 to 1750 Constantinople was a city with a long a diverse history especially through the years of 1450 to 1750. Between these to dates Constantinople changed drastically in its political structure. Constantinople also had a tremendous chance in its trade activity. Innovation both militarily and nonmilitary within this city however remained virtually unchanged between 1450 to 1750. In short Constantinople transformed itself between 1450 to 1750 in...

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Regional Metropolis: Constantinople and Tenochtitlan

Constantinople and Tenochtitlan were two great cities in their time. They both had many dominant physical features. They also had many cultural influences and their major function for each city was different. The two cities had important landmarks and their locations still exist. The cities both had religious affiliations and other important aspects. Constantinople and Tenochtitlan help to show you what cities were like between 1160-1520. Any two cities could have been chosen to show what it was...

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Constantinople and Ottoman Empire

Istanbul has 7 hills. That's why , our city has lots of viewpoint . My best viewpoint is , where's name is Otağıtepe, is in Kanlıca. Me and my friends generally go there .Otagitepe is close to Camlica Hill. Camlica Hill is higher hill of 7 hills. So Otagitepeis the best one for me. Also Otagitepe has a view to bridge from 90 degree. But there is no place to spend a time for foreign people in Otagitepe. For tourists , I can advice them Beykoz Hill , if they want to see Istanbul from a higher place...

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Women's Suffrage and Actuality Theodora

entertainment. But they also had a certain amount of political influence. In the Hippodrome the Greens and the Blues could convey the voice of the people to the emperor. Theodora’s father, Acacius was the bear keeper for the Greens at the Hippodrome in Constantinople (Evans 13). Information about Theodora’s father is practically little to nothing. In the civilian hierchy, the personnel of the Hippodrome ranked at the bottom of the social pyramid (Evans 15). Therefore, it is evident that Theodora was not a...

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Byzantines 01.05 Notes

fourth century CE that it had several provincial capitals. The two most important political centers were Rome in the West and Constantinople in the East, which had formerly been called Byzantium. The emperor, Constantine the Great, rebuilt Byzantium to resemble “Old Rome,” and so this political center became known as the “New Rome.” Although those who lived in Constantinople referred to themselves as Romans and were part of the Roman Empire, historians now refer to the peoples of the Eastern Roman...

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Byzantine Art: The Transfiguration of Christ Mosaic in Saint Catherine's Monastery

countless numbers of priceless religious artworks. One such example is the Transfiguration of Christ mosaic located in Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. When Constantine moved the capital of the Roman Empire to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern day Istanbul), the Empire separated. Upon the division of the Roman Empire, Justinian, The Last Roman Emperor, held power over the Eastern Roman Empire from 527 to 565. Justinian was both a political and religious leader. Under his reign...

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Byzantine Empire

crusaders would intervene on their behalf in a dynastic struggle. Constantinople never fully recovered thereafter. And finally, the Battle of Adrianople (1365) at which Constantinople started to become surrounded; being cut off from the Balkans. The next decades that came, the Ottomans advanced to the Danube and past it in some places. In the process, many of the Balkan leaders agreed to become Ottoman vessels. Balkan leaders agreed; Constantinople was VERY weak by this point, ready to be knocked off it roots...

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