Abstract : Modern water-supply systems — hidden beneath the ground, constructed, expanded, adapted and repaired intermittently by multiple groups of people — are often messy and difficult to comprehend. The ancient water-supply system we consider here is no different — and perhaps even more complex as it was developed over 1200 years and then had a modern city built on top. Despite this, we are beginning to understand how one of the Roman world's most important cities provided its population with water. The remains of water infrastructure in Constantinople attest to a complex system of water-management and distribution, one that developed from the colony of Byzantium, through the growth and eventual decline of the new capital of the Roman empire, until conquest by the Ottomans. Aqueducts — the system of channels, bridges and tunnels designed to carry water through the landscape — were the focus of infrastructure investment in earlier periods, but cisterns for the storage and distribution of water were constructed throughout the time of Byzantine Constantinople.
This collection of papers on the city of Constantinople by a distinguished group of Byzantine historians, art historians, and archaeologists provides new perspectives as well as new evidence on the monuments, topography, social and economic life of the Byzantine imperial capital.
Sustainable Water Engineering introduces the latest thinking from academic, stakeholder and practitioner perspectives who address challenges around flooding, water quality issues, water supply, environmental quality and the future for sustainable water engineering. In addition, the book addresses historical legacies, strategies at multiple scales, governance and policy. Offers well-structured content that is strategic in its approach Covers up-to-date issues and examples from both developed and developing nations Include the latest research in the field that is ideal for undergraduates and post-graduate researchers Presents real world applications, showing how engineers, environmental consultancies and international institutions can use the concepts and strategies
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines technology in late antiquity. Papers explore agriculture, production, engineering and building technologies, and include a bibliographic essay.
Source of Power and Culture ; Papers from the Second International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, Istanbul 21 - 23 June 2010
Author: Ayla Ödekan
Publisher: Ege Yayinlari
The proceedings of the Second International Sevgi Gonul Byzantine Studies Symposium held in Istanbul in June 2010 are published here under four headings: The first chapter includes seven papers on Byzantine palace architecture. Second chapter includes nine papers on the Byzantine court as the center of imperial power. Third chapter includes seven papers on the ceremonies held at the court and in the city. Last chapter on court culture and visual arts presents seven papers.
Constantinople originated in 330 A.D. as the last great urban foundation of the ancient world. When it was sacked by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 it was the greatest city of the European Middle Ages. The studies in the present volume examine aspects of this long and complex history as reflected in the topography, monuments, self-image and political status of medieval Constantinople. They include a revised English version of a monograph published in French ten years ago, nine reprinted articles, and two published here for the first time
“Rebecca West’s magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time.” —The New Yorker Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the country’s history as well as its daily life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Provided with the urban amenities and an imagined history appropriate to its elevated status, Constantinople could thus resonate as the new imperial capital, while Rome, on the other hand, was reinvented as the papal city.--Sarah Bassett, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts