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The visitor to modem Istanbul is often struck by the dramatic contrasts of the city: ostentatious displays of wealth appear side by side with poverty and squalor; the decrepid hovels of the poor lie in the shadows of monuments of past glory; at the same time, a new city rises amid the ruins of antiquity. How much has the character of the city changed since Byzantine times?
Ousterhout, R. G. (1996). Building Medieval Constantinople. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/histart_papers/2
Date Posted: 20 March 2007