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If ever there were a city that deserved the title “Imperial” it was Byzantium: as Nova Roma she was capital of the late Roman Empire, as Constantinople capital of the Byzantine and Crusader Empires, and as Istanbul capital of the Ottoman Turkish Sultanate. For nearly a millennium Byzantium was a prosperous but not especially important port on a peninsula that controlled the waters between Europe and Asia. But then Constantine, in the fourth century AD, became enthralled with its strategic possibilities. The city would never be the same again; it was catapulted into the ranks of history’s great imperial megalopolises.
In this course we will study the great monuments, sites, and structures of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras: the ruins, churches, mosaics, statues, mosques, and bazaars of the premier Imperial City.
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