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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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The Hagia Sophia: From Church, to Mosque, to Museum

The city of Constantinople in the Byzantine Empire was famous for its influence on the religion of Christianity, and for the city to once be the home of many Christian artifacts and a predominance of the practice of Christianity. A large and noble artifact from Christian Byzantium is the Hagia Sophia, which was once the […]



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Riots and Hooliganism: A Byzantine Connection

The connection between modern European football and ancient Byzantine chariot races may not seem overly apparent. But in my Byzantine connections paper, I took a look at the cultures that surround each. From this exploration, I found that the Byzantine chariot races share a social impact that is very similar to that of modern football […]



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The Sports and Politics of the Hippodrome Chariot Races

The Hippodrome was the social and sporting center of Constantinople, which is the capital of Byzantium. The Hippodrome was used for entertainment, the biggest being the chariot and horse races. The races were done with four teams; Blues, Reds, Whites and Greens. The Byzantine empire had well developed associations, also known as demes, that supported […]



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