By Paul Magdalino

ISBN-10: 0860789993

ISBN-13: 9780860789994

Constantinople originated in 330 A.D. because the final nice city origin of the traditional global. while it was once sacked by means of the Fourth campaign in 1204, it used to be the best urban of the ecu center a while. Its transition from the only to the opposite was firm partially through its non-stop functionality as an imperial capital, in part by means of the regular proliferation of church buildings, monasteries, and Christian philanthropic associations, and in part by way of the common city disruption and depopulation that affected what was once left of the Roman Empire within the east from the 6th to the 8th centuries.The reviews within the current quantity research facets of this lengthy and complicated strategy as mirrored within the topography, monuments, self-image and political prestige of medieval Constantinople. They comprise a revised English model of a monograph released in French ten years in the past, 9 reprinted articles, and released the following for the 1st time.

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Mango, p. 160; cf. Crow and Bayliss, `Water for the Queen of Cities', p. 46. 15 Manuel Chrysoloras, PG 156, col. 44; new edition by Cristina Billo in Medioevo Greco, [0] (2000), pp. 1-26, at 19. 16 See the recent comprehensive study by D. Stathakopulos, Famine and pestilence, and also P. ), The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian, pp. 134-60 " As argued by J. Durliat, (De la ville antique, and `La peste du VI` siecle. Zantin, I, IV-V71` siecle [Paris 1989], 107-19) and M. Whittow, The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025 (London 1996), pp.

273-5, pp. 601-2. In addition, see the reservations of M. Kaplan, Les hommes et la terre, p. 446 n. ' 9 Teall, `The Grain Supply of the Byzantine Empire' is still useful; see also Magdalino, `The Grain Supply', pp. 35-6. ; see also below pp. 48-50, p. 78 ff. 8 See Mango's remarks, `Development', pp. 121-3, reprinted in idem, Studies on Constantinople. Except in times of extreme drought, the smaller baths which replaced the great ancient baths could be supplied with water from the cisterns: Nikephoros, ed.

Abou-el-Haj, D. Y. 1991), p. 46 n. 22. 14 They were clearly in working order at the end of the twelfth century: see below, p. 63 and n. 41. The chroniclers' reports of the drought of 765-6, which caused the cisterns to run dry and prompted Constantine V to restore the aqueduct, suggest that the reservoirs had been in constant use until then: Theophanes, ed. de Boor, p. 440 (tr. Mango and Scott, 608); Nikephoros, ed. and tr. Mango, p. 160; cf. Crow and Bayliss, `Water for the Queen of Cities', p.

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