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Studios Monastery
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monastery in the Psamathia quarter of Constantinople, founded by Studios, who was patricius and consul in 454. Its church, a three-aisled basilica dedicated to John the Baptist, was begun in 450; it was converted into a mosque after 1453. Today it is the only pre-Justinian church ruin in Istanbul. It was among the largest and most important monasteries of the capital, with great wealth. During the iconoclastic controversy (Veneration of images: VI) in the 8th and 9th centuries, under its abbot (hegoumenos) Theodore of Studios it became the most important intellec…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Studios Monastery”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025829>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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