At Beyrout , speculators occasionally put off with Syrian curiosities - chaplets of
olive - stones , from the Mount of Olives ; cedar cones from Lebanon , A MONTH AT CONSTANTINOPLE . A MONTH AT CONSTANTINOPLE . 210 A MONTH AT ...
Author: Albert Smith
This is a travel diary describing Constantinople. The author includes an appendix with travel tips, including his exact expenses for each day--travel, food, courier, etc.--and advice on what helpful items to carry, specific people to hire, routes to take, where to buy clothes, etc. The remainder contains anecdotes similar to those found in other British traveler diaries.
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Author: Albert Smith
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Early in that month , before the suspension of the Consul's functions , an event of
great importance in the eyes of Smyrna , took place . This was nothing less than
the seizure of their oracle , the “ Spectateur Oriental , " and the arrest of Monsieur
The plotters' hopes had already been raised by the near success, some months
earlier, of Indian Army mutineers from the Singapore garrison in seizing control of
the British colony there. Disaffected troops, their grievances inflamed by Ghadr ...
Author: Peter Hopkirk
Publisher: Hachette UK
Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. Here, told in epic detail and for the first time, is the true story behind John Buchan's classic wartime thriller Greenmantle, recounted through the adventures and misadventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it. It is an ominously topical tale today in view of the continuing turmoil in this volatile region where the Great Game has never really ceased.
... so rapidly as to * Qua irrumpens oceanus Atlanticus in maria interiora
diffunditur - Plin . 1. iii . Εις μεταρύ εμπιστον το ατλαντικών πέλαγος . - STRABO ,
lib . 3 . detain ships for a month at the mouth of the RESIDENCE AT CONSTANTINOPLE .
Author: William Holden HuttonPublish On: 2019-11-25
After a month of reluctance he was at length installed as bishop. In May 381 the
second General Council of the Church was assembled by the order of the
Emperor Theodosius at Constantinople. It reasserted the creed of Nicæa,
Author: William Holden Hutton
Publisher: Good Press
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In Venice, Rome, Genoa and Paris they were all too ready to accept the opinion
set out in a letter from the Italian Francesco Filelfo to King Charles of France a month later, that the young Mehmet was young, inexperienced and simple
Author: Roger Crowley
Publisher: Faber & Faber
'Engagingly fresh and vivid . . . The 21-year-old Mehmet [the Ottoman Sultan] emerges from this book as ruthless but innovative, irascible but versatile and, above all, indefatigable - a worthy successor to Alexander and the Roman emperors he admired as much as any Muslim hero.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium. During the siege that followed, a small band of defenders, outnumbered ten to one, confronted the might of the Ottoman army in an epic contest fought on land, sea and underground. 'In this account of the 1453 siege, written in crackling prose by former Istanbul resident Roger Crowley - his first book and not, I hope, his last - we are treated to narrative history at its most enthralling.' Christopher Silvester, Daily Express 'A vivid and readable account of the siege . . . [And] an excellent traveller's guide to how and why Istanbul became a Muslim city.' Philip Mansel Guardian
They escaped with the Venetians and reached Crete one month later, as has
been recorded by a scribe at the monastery of Ankarathos.118 At noon the
Venetian flotilla finally set sail and departed the area. The galley of Alvise Diedo
set the ...
Author: Marios Philippides
This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives. The authors have consulted texts in all relevant languages, both those that remain only in manuscript and others that have been printed, often in careless and inferior editions. Attention is also given to 'folk history' as it evolved over centuries, producing prominent myths and folktales in Greek, medieval Russian, Italian, and Turkish folklore. Part I, The Pen, addresses the complex questions introduced by this myriad of original literature and secondary sources.
We expected to be immediately dismissed , after a night ' s lodging here : but the
pasha detains us till he receives orders from Adrianople , which may possibly be a month a coming . In the mean time , we are lodged in one of the best houses ...
Such was our unhappy fate , on arriving at Gibraltar , after a month's tossing to
and fro , upon the stormy bosom of the Atlantic . We were putting ourselves in
order for going ashore , and were nearly ready to step into the jollyboat , when
The troops had been in preparation, and encamped on the ground about a month
. The Russian lieutenants were left here by Count Orloff, at his request to instruct
them. One regiment had c c 2 LETTERS FROM CONSTANTINOPLE. 305 forth a ...
But mention of the 'reading of the present typikon' once a month surely indicates
not only the existence of a more 'usable' version in the form of a codex, but also
the strong possibility that what existed was not the first typikon but a later 'edition'.
Author: Dr R H Jordan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
This book forms part of the Evergetis Project which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis founded in 1049 near Constantinople. A book-length introduction sets out the historical significance of the house for the development of Byzantine monasticism and discusses its administration, liturgy and way of life. An English translation of the Hypotyposis (the monastery's foundation document) is provided, accompanied by detailed notes. Previous scholarship on the authorship of the Hypotyposis and the evolution of the text is discussed and linguistic analysis used to suggest that traces of the original foundation document by Paul Evergetinos can be identified within it. The Hypotyposis was widely used as a model for later Byzantine and Slavonic typika and the precise relationship of these documents one to the other is demonstrated in detail. The volume also includes prosopographical material on the known patrons of the monastery, a discussion of its library, English translations of later Greek and Latin texts referring to the monastery and a suggested reconstruction of Paul Evergetinos' original foundation document.
... Months in the Turkish Capital and Provinces: with an Account of the Present
State of the Naval and Military Power, and of the Resources of the Ottoman
Empire Charles MacFarlane. CHAPTER XVII . Landing at Constantinople -
Constantinople April 2, 732 AD Finally after a six-month delay, Leo summoned
Nick to the new golden throne room, ... of a promotion ceremony, he concentrated
on three matters: Julian, about whom he had studied for six months, his job as ...
Author: Reynold Spector
In 717 AD, Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), appeared doomed. In the preceding eighty years, Muslim Arabs had captured much of North Africa and the Middle East, and were poised to take Constantinople. To save Byzantium, the senate asked a Roman General, Leo III, to become Emperor. Leo and his brilliant son Constantine V radically altered the Byzantine imperial system militarily and culturally. Leo developed a novel idea - that God was angry with the Byzantine Christians because they worshiped Christian icons, relics, and pagan idols, thus ignoring the Second Commandment. God would favor the Byzantines only if they destroyed their icons and purified Christianity. Leo's policy set in motion a century-long conflict between the iconoclast (icon breaker) emperors and the iconophiles (icon lovers). This religious struggle culminated in a final battle to define Byzantine Christianity and the control of the Empire. This novel recounts who won, why and how.
Though these people are dreadfully oppressed and fleeced by the Persians ,
they live at Constantinople in comparative ease and affluence ; especially as they
have superseded the Jews in becoming bankers to the Turks ; so that , at present
I had already read and heard much of the fasting - month , Ramazan , and my
wish to be in Constantinople during that period was fulfilled ; for on the thirtieth of
December , 1833 , the court astrologer announced to the Sultan the change of
Constantinople, the peninsula between the Black and Marmora seas (the Buyuk-
Tchekmedje-Derkos line), the Gallipoli peninsula, ... weather, the intelligencers
each set out to do as much as they could as rapidly as possible within a month.
Author: William Beaver
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Delving into an encyclopaedic array of little-known primary sources, William Beaver uncovers a vigorous intelligence function at the heart of Victoria’s Empire. A cadre of exceptionally able and dedicated officers, they formed the War Office Intelligence Division, which gave Britain’s foreign policy its backbone in the heyday of imperial acquisition. Under Every Leaf is the first major study to examine the seminal role of intelligence gathering and analysis in ‘England’s era’. So well did Great Britain play her hand, it seemed to all the world that, as the Farsi expression goes, ‘Anywhere a leaf moves, underneath you will find an Englishman.’ The historian William Beaver is also a soldier, corporate communicator, arts editor and Anglican priest.
Our author did not remain more than a month at Constantinople , when he set out
on his journey to Bagdad . A mehmander ( conductor ) was appointed to attend
him from Constantinople to Bagdad , who was to provide him with horses and ...
Author: University Lecturer in History David AbulafiaPublish On: 1995
In March 1204 , about a month before the fall of Constantinople , the leaders of
the ' French ' crusader armies and the commander of the Venetian army and fleet
, Doge Enrico Dandolo , reached an agreement in which they addressed five ...
Author: University Lecturer in History David Abulafia