By Nevra Necipoglu
This quantity offers with the background, 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 includes 21 papers that emanate from a global workshop which used to be held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses numerous 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 to be had resources, the papers provided right here fill vital gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and improve our notion of town as either a actual and social entity.
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36-40. , ed. Failler, II, 469 if. Cf. -M. Talbot, "The Restoration of Constantinople under Michael VIII," DOP 47 (1993), 249. N V /. 28 CYRit. NtAXta) Figure 4. Part of outer %%aII of "I'hcodosian harbor lca. 18751. From panorama by 1)imitriadis Efendi. Istanbul :\rchacolrn,Ical \luseurn. highway from Perinthos to Constantinople, a highway that had not existed earlier, determined the location of the Golden Gate, the new ceremonial entrance, but was the eastward direction of the avenue dictated by the need to bypass as much as possible the inconvenient bay that had not yet been filled?
The layout of other fora is not known. 101-102, ed. Preger, Scriptores, II, 205. 25 On triumphal arches, see Segal, Function, 129--40, with bibliography p. 129 n. 96; M. Chehab, "Fouilles de Tyr---La Necropole, I: L'Arc de Triomphe," Bulletin du Musee de Beyrouth 33 (1983), 11-124. Figure 1. Plan of Constantinople showing proposed locations of porticos listed in the Notitia urbis Constantinopolitanae and other features mentioned in the article. Drawing author and A. Wilkins. 2 kms THE PORTICOED STREET AT CONSTANTINOPLE 35 a.
This is a subject that has yet to be investigated thoroughly and objectively, through an exhaustive study of all the sources available on the Byzantine and Ottoman sides. In order to accomplish this major task, however, the sharp divide that has traditionally kept Byzantine and Ottoman studies apart must first be eliminated. The advantages to be gained from a greater interaction and cooperation between these two disciplines are quite obvious and need not be enumerated here; suffice it to point out that they will by no means be limited only to the last topic brought up above.