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Constantinople/Byzantium
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I. Archaeology – II. Early Church – III. After 600 – IV. Councils – V. Patriarchate – VI. Literature – VII. Art – VIII. Church Music – IX. Judaism

I. Archaeology

Settlers from Megara settled Byzantium in the early 7th century on a previously inhabited hill on the Bosphorus, the most important water route from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea; a deep bay, the “Golden Horn” offered additional protection. In 324 c…

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Koch, Guntram, Ritter, Adolf Martin, Ludwig, Claudia, Thümmel, Hans Georg, Ohme, Heinz, Averintsev, Sergej S., Schellewald, Barbara, Wolfram, Gerda and de Lange, Nicholas, “Constantinople/Byzantium”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12120>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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