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Constantinople
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Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman empire (the Byzantine empire), was the biggest city of Europe in the Middle Ages. It was the center of Christianity and was also called the New Jerusalem and the New Rome. The city was the destination of thousands and thousands of travelers who came to the city for various reasons. Whatever made them come to the East, they admired the large avenues and squares of the city. Many of them visited the shrines in churches, chapels and in monasteries, t…

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Krijnie Ciggaar, “Constantinople”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00439>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023



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