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    What follows the Fall of Constantinople?  How does the Ottoman capital develop? How do its residents survive and how do the Greek-Orthodox people organize their life? How deep is the effect of the Fall? Is there continuity from the pre-fall period? The book draws information from Constantinople chronicles, travelers’ narratives, diaries of Westerners who lived among the Greek-Orthodox people, preacher sermons revealing the existing social problems, from the heroic new martyrs commemorated in the Synaxaria, as well as from older texts of Greek historians and articles of contemporary Ottomanists. The reader follows the travelers in their exploration of Constantinople at the time –in its historic center and its outskirts. Eventually, the city’s ancient and byzantine monuments cease to exist; the Byzantine Poli (City) becomes “blurry.” A new, Ottoman capital arises and begins to flourish, though its heyday is besmirched by chronic scourges: fires, earthquakes, epidemics, famine, and sufferings, against which everyone is powerless. The life of the Greek-Orthodox people, and others, develops around their “mahallah” (neighborhood), their parish, their guilds, the market. This is also the period when Greek Orthodox begin their first contacts with both the West, mostly with Protestants, and the orthodox Russia.

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    Weight 750 g
    Dimensions 17 × 24 cm



    Pages 312
    Images 25
  • November 2023

      After concluding his thesis on Byzantine history at the Sorbonne, Costas M. Stamatopoulos has written a number of articles and studies on the Greek presence in Constantinople and Asia Minor. The following are also among his works (in Greek if not otherwise stated): Breakthroughs in the Throes of Modern Greece (Domos, 1988); Steps in the Heritage of Constantinople (Domos, 1989, augmented edition 1992); Constantinople, in Search of the Queen of Cities (with Akylas Millas, Bratzioti, 1990); A Lesson in Balkan History (Domos, 1995); The Final Glow: the Greeks of Constantinople in the Years 1948–1955 (Domos, 1996); Aegean Asia Minor (Asterismos, 1998); The Tatoi Chronicle (1800–2003), Vol. I and Vol. II (Kapon, 2004); The Monuments of Mt Penteli (Municipality of Vrilissia, 2007, in association with Alexia Altouvi); Istanbul through the Lens of Achilles Samantzis and Evgenios Dalezios (Allemandi, 2009); Journal of Prince Nicholas (1909–1912) (Fereniki, 2011); Tatoi. A Guided Tour through Time and Space (Kapon, 2011, 2015); Monarchy in Modern Greece (Kapon, 2015, the English and French editions appeared in 2017). The volumes Sinasos in Cappadocia (1996), to which he contributed a lengthy article on ‘Daily life in Sinasos in the early 20th century’, and Constantinople, in Search of the Queen of Cities have received awards from the Academy of Athens. To the volume The Building of the Parliament of the Hellenes (Parliament of the Hellenes, 2009) he contributed the chapters on ‘The Palace in the reign of George I (1863–1909)’ and ‘The slow twilight (1909–1922)’. Costas M. Stamatopoulos is vice-president of the Hellenic Environment and Culture Society.


Greek-Orthodox people of Constantinople

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