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Byzantine Constantinople today

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In September 1918, after having chosen the losing side in the First World War, the government of the Ottoman Empire sought an armistice from the Allied powers. A few weeks later a fleet of British, French and Italian warships entered...

Global Readings

Vangelis Calotychos

Vangelis Calotychos is Acting Director, Hellenic Studies, Department of Classics, Columbia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern Greece : A Cultural Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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.... . . and the Turk remained a Turk to the last.It is with this emphatic quote that the late-nineteenth-century writer Georgios Vizyenos’s ends his short story ‘Moscov-Selim.’ Like his five other gem-like tales,Vizyenos’s six tales have seen...

Special and Ordinary Times: Tea in Motion

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction A group of students accompanied us on a trip to Mardin, a historical city they had never seen before, and had a long day visiting numerous historical sites and climbing uphill. While taken by the beauty of the architecture...

Armenian Genocide

Benjamin Lieberman

Benjamin Lieberman is Professor at Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, USA. His research interests include ethnic cleansing and genocide. He is the author of Terrible Fate: Ethnic Cleansing and the Making of Modern Europe (2006) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Holocaust and Genocides in Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...On the night of Saturday April 24, the Armenians of Constantinople, the chief city of the Ottoman Empire, were still resting after their celebration of Easter. The Ottoman Empire was at war, but Constantinople’s Armenians, at least...

Production and Distribution

Eva Andersson Strand

Eva Andersson Strand

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Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Who made medieval clothing, and where did it come from? During the approximately thousand-year period of the Middle Ages, the production, organization, and distribution of textiles and clothing changed considerably, although it is important...

Self and Society Part I: The Social Dynamics of Hair

A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The meaning of hair for individuals within any given society varies, according to their particular social position, which is associated with gender, race, and age, just as the meaning of hair more generally in a particular society may...

Food and Politics

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...During the Renaissance, food was inseparably connected to politics. The provisioning of both city and countryside was a constant preoccupation for rulers. Related to this was the imperative to provide at least minimally for the needy...

The Latin interlude

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...According to legend, shortly after Constantinople had been inaugurated in 330, Constantine the Great consulted a famous astrologer, Vettius Valens, to discover how long the city would last. The answer was very precise: 696 years exactly...

Medicine and the Senses

Helen King

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Jerry Toner

Jerry Toner is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Leisure and Ancient Rome (1995), Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (2009), Homer's Turk: How Classics Shaped Ideas of the East (2013) and Roman Disasters (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...“I find that a bad head cold clears up if the sufferer kisses a mule on the nose,” advises Pliny the Elder (Natural Histories 30.31). This kind of homespun remedy is not perhaps the kind of treatment we imagine when we think of ancient...

‘Two thirds of the wealth of this world’

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Conspicuous prosperity was very much part of the Byzantine myth, for visitors to Constantinople were as much amazed by its opulence as they were by the relics and the churches. ‘Wealth like that of Constantinople’, wrote one, ‘is...