By Nevra Necipoglu
This quantity bargains with the historical past, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of many maximum city centres ever identified, all through past due Antiquity and the center a while. It comprises 21 papers that emanate from a world workshop which used to be held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses quite a few interconnected subject matters, starting from topography to ritual and beliefs, archaeology, spiritual and secular structure, patronage, advertisement lifestyles, social association, women's roles, groups, city improvement and making plans. partially drawing on new archaeological and textual facts, in part directing new inquiries to or reinterpreting formerly on hand resources, the papers offered right here fill very important gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and increase our belief of town as either a actual and social entity.
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Only a small segment has been excavated of the one (diameter ca. 36 meters) added to the rebuilt cardo of Antioch in 540, while the piazza (diameter ca. ) on a 26 On fora and macella, see Segal, Function, 55-67; for those at Constantinople, see M. Mundell Mango, "The Commercial Map of Constantinople," DOP (forthcoming). For the fora at Rome, Constantinople and Ephesus in late antiquity, see Bauer, Stadt, 255-6. 27 On the location and statues, see Mango, Developpement, 28-30, 45-6; Bauer, Stadt, 228-33; Segal, Function, 67-8.
3e Lassus, Les portiques, 128; see also ibid. for another tetrapylon at Antioch; Segal, Function, n. 144, figs. 181-2; D. , Palmyra (Berlin, 1932), 88-105, pl. 46; K. Michalowski, Palmyra-Fouilles polonaises, II, 1960 (Warsaw, 1962), 10-54, 78-100, figs. 3-4, 10, 19, 28-33. 39 Lauffray, Halabiya-Zenobia, II, 41-2, figs. 8, 11. 40 Personal observation of remains to the west of the largest cistern once situated under the cathedral. 41 K. A. C. Creswell, Early Muslim Architecture. D. 622-750, 2nd ed.
2-3, 6). By contrast, we know from the Notitia of Constantinople composed in ca. 58 We shall consider now only the forty-nine porticoes of the twelve regions of the city within the Constantinian walls. How do we account for the high number? fi0 It is known that the porticoes were in places lined with shops61 and that at least some were double-storied. 45), issued two years after a fire, refers to the upper porticoes of a street: wooden partitions are to be removed and stairs in wood replaced by stone, in the interest of safety.
Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography and Everyday Life (The Medieval Mediterranean) by Nevra Necipoglu