This quantity offers with the background, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of many maximum city facilities ever recognized, all through overdue Antiquity and the center a while. It includes 21 papers that emanate from a global workshop which used to be held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses quite a few interconnected issues, starting from topography to ritual and beliefs, archaeology, non secular and secular structure, patronage, advertisement lifestyles, social association, women's roles, groups, city improvement and making plans. in part drawing on new archaeological and textual facts, partially directing new inquiries to or reinterpreting formerly on hand resources, the papers provided right here fill vital gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and increase our belief of the town as either a actual and social entity.

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