Category Archives: Istanbul

The Theodosian Walls, Christianity, Islam and Psychology

Initially, I focused on the Theodosian Walls, a massive fortification structure that expanded the limits of the city. The Walls were the epitome defensive structure of its age, and represented the might & will of the various reigns that maintained it. The Walls were originally constructed in 326 AD by Constantine the Great, however the […]

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Hagia Sophia’s Material and Aesthetic View

Hari Luitel Professor Kite COR-330-13 April 13, 2017 Hagia Sophia’s Material and Aesthetic View Religious building is among the most beautiful and the most enduring achievements of mankind.This building have the passions and complexities of a religious belief been commonly expressed in architecture. In this paper I will provide evidence to why architectures have use […]

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Byzantines do not belong in the cold

During the winter of 927-928, the Byzantine’s experienced an extremely harsh cold winter, resulting in a famine. Frigid temperatures caused many of farmer’s animals and crops to freeze resulting in many people starving to death. The famine lasted up until the next harvest, which would not have been until the spring. The Byzantine Empire lived […]

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The Ottoman Empire: The Imperial Harem System

Kadence Verge COR-330-14 The Ottoman Empire: The Imperial Harem System   For my Common Assignment in my COR-330-13 class titled Istanbul, I will be summarizing my Ottoman research and coursework.   For my Ottoman research and coursework I have done a three-part project that included a presentation on the harem system, an ekphrasis paper on […]

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