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Departmental Papers (History of Art)

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Building Medieval Constantinople, Robert G. Ousterhout Jan 1996

Building Medieval Constantinople, Robert G. Ousterhout

Departmental Papers (History of Art)

The visitor to modem Istanbul is often struck by the dramatic contrasts of the city: ostentatious displays of wealth appear side by side with poverty and squalor; the decrepid hovels of the poor lie in the shadows of monuments of past glory; at the same time, a new city rises amid the ruins of antiquity. How much has the character of the city changed since Byzantine times?