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2018 Week 1 Course 5

Byzantine Constantinople


Aphrodite Papayianni


Week 1

1 - 7 July 2018

Constantinople was the political and cultural capital of the Byzantine empire, the most long-lived empire in the history of the western civilisation, from 330 to 1453, and also the seat of one of the five patriarchates and the site of many ecumenical and local councils. This course will trace the development of the city, as well as momentous events that took place in it, from the time of Constantine I to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Using contemporary texts and visual aids, the course will also examine the cultural, artistic and everyday life in the Byzantine capital from the fourth to the fifteenth century.





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