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God's City : Byzantine Constantinople.

Author: Nic Fields
Publisher: Havertown : Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Byzantium. Was it Greek or Roman, familiar or hybrid, barbaric or civilised, Oriental or Western? In the late eleventh century Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Christendom, the seat of the Byzantine emperor, Christ's vice-regent on earth, and the centre of a predominately Christian empire, steeped in Greek cultural and artistic influences, yet founded and maintained by a Roman legal and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fields, Nic.
God's City : Byzantine Constantinople.
Havertown : Pen & Sword Books Limited, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nic Fields
ISBN: 9781473895102 1473895103
OCLC Number: 1020027286
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Chapter 1 Pilgrimâ#x80;#x99;s Picture; Chapter 2 Before Constantine; Chapter 3 Holy Queen; Chapter 4 Impregnable Walls; Chapter 5 Heavenâ#x80;#x99;s Approval; Chapter 6 Victory Bringer; Chapter 7 Sacred Space; Chapter 8 Pious Autocrats; Chapter 9 Holy Prince; Chapter 10 Christian Alternatives; Chapter 11 Icon Wars; Chapter 12 Purple Born; Plate section; Chapter 13 Secular Spectacles; Chapter 14 Pious Augustae; Chapter 15 Christian Soldiers; Chapter 16 Christian Frontline; Chapter 17 Celestial Fire; Chapter 18 Deus Vult; Chapter 19 Last Crusade. Chapter 20 The FallEpilogue; Notes; Rulers of Constantinople; Patriarchs of Constantinople; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.

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Describes Constantinople, Capital of the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire from late 10th early 12th century  Read more...

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