Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium

Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium

by Jonathan Harris


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Jonathan Harris' new edition of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, Constantinople, provides an updated and extended introduction to the history of Byzantium and its capital city. Accessible and engaging, the book breaks new ground by exploring Constantinople's mystical dimensions and examining the relationship between the spiritual and political in the city.

This second edition includes a range of new material, such as:

* Historiographical updates reflecting recently published work in the field
* Detailed coverage of archaeological developments relating to Byzantine Constantinople
* Extra chapters on the 14th century and social 'outsiders' in the city
* More on the city as a centre of learning; the development of Galata/Pera; charitable hospitals; religious processions and festivals; the lives of ordinary people; and the Crusades
* Source translation textboxes, new maps and images, a timeline and a list of emperors

It is an important volume for anyone wanting to know more about the history of the Byzantine Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474254649
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd Ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Text Boxes
List of Maps
1. City of Wonders
2. Founding Fathers
3. The God-Guarded City
4. Palaces and Power
5. Churches and Monasteries
6. 'Two Thirds of the Wealth of this World'
7. Democracy
8. Outsiders
9. The Latin Interlude
10. Indian Summer
11. The Ruin of Byzantine Constantinople
12. Byzantine Constantinople today
List of Emperors
Further Reading
Web links

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