Studies on Constantinople, Hardback Book

Studies on Constantinople Hardback

Part of the Variorum Collected Studies series


This volume is devoted to the history, monuments and topography of Byzantine Constantinople, and includes two specially written pieces, as well as up-dates to the studies reprinted. Many of the articles deal with the imperial constructions of the first centuries of the City's existence - for instance, the columns of Constantine and Justinian, the Mausoleum of the Holy Apostles and the churches of St Sophia, St John of Studius, and Sts Sergius and Bacchus - structures which provided the basic monumental framework around which Constantinople developed and its life was lived. In his reconstruction of these monuments and their history, Cyril Mango demonstrates how much can be achieved by combining the information gained from meticulous examination of the written sources, whether contemporary or from post-medieval travellers, with that provided by the surviving buildings themselves and the remains that have been excavated. Ce volume, voue A l'histoire, aux monuments et A la topographie de Constantinople la Byzantine, comprend deux etudes redigees pour l'occasion, ainsi qu'une mise A jour des travaux qui y sont re-publies. Bon nombre des etudes traitent plus particulierement des constructions imperiales datant des premiers siecles d'existence de la cite - tels, les colonnes de Constantin et de Justinien, la Mausole des Saints ApA'tres et les eglises de Ste Sophie, St Jean de Studius, ou de Sts Serge et Bacchus; un ensemble de structures qui apporterent la base monumentale autour de laquelle Constantinople s'est developpee et a vecu. Au travers de cette reconstruction des monuments et de leur histoire, Cyril Mango demontre combien peut Atre atteint en combinant l'information acquise A partir d'un examen meticuleux des sources ecrites - que celles-ci soient contemporaines ou proviennent des voyageurs post-medievaux - A celle que l'on peut tirer des bActiments-mAmes qui ont survecu, ainsi que des restes qui ete re




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