Departmental Papers (History of Art)

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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?


Reprinted from Proceedings of the PMR Conference, Volume 19-20, 1994-1996, pages 35-67.

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Date Posted: 20 March 2007