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The Urban Image of Late Antique Constantinople

Sarah Bassett

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ISBN 10: 0521030846 / ISBN 13: 9780521030847
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Paperback. 316 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 6.6in. x 1.0in.From its foundation in the fourth century to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in the fifteenth, the city of Constantinople boasted a collection of antiquities unrivaled by any city of the medieval world. This book reconstructs the collection from the time of the citys founding by Constantine the Great through the sixth century reign of the emperor Justinian. Drawing on medieval literary sources and graphic and archaeological material, it identifies and describes the antiquities that were known to have stood in the citys public spaces. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521030847

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Title: The Urban Image of Late Antique ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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From its foundation in the fourth century to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in the fifteenth, the city of Constantinople boasted a collection of antiquities unrivaled by any city of the medieval world. This book reconstructs the collection from the time of the city's founding by Constantine the Great through the sixth century reign of the emperor Justinian. Drawing on medieval literary sources and graphic and archaeological material, it identifies and describes the antiquities that were known to have stood in the city's public spaces.

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Sarah Bassett is Associate Professor of Art History at Wayne State University. A scholar of late antique and Byzantine art, she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Dumbarton Oaks. She has contributed to Dumbarton Oaks Papers,The American Journal of Archaeology, and The Art Bulletin.

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