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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: First Council of Constantinople
Constantinople is New Rome the bishop of that city should have a pre-eminence of honour after the Bishop of Old Rome.
Greeks maintained (an equally erroneous thesis) that it declared the bishop of the royal city in all things the equal of the pope.
Constantinople and other important Oriental prelates whom he named.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04308a.htm   (666 words)

  Constantinople - LoveToKnow 1911
Byzantium, out of which Constantinople sprang, was a small, well-fortified town, occupying most of the territory comprised in the two hills nearest the head of the promontory, and in the level ground at their base.
On the 29th of May 1453 Constantinople ceased to be the capital of the Roman empire in the East, and became the capital of the Ottoman dominion.
As the seat of the chief prelate of Eastern Christendom, Constantinople was characterized by a strong theological and ecclesiastical temperament.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Constantinople   (7242 words)

Constantinople was for centuries one of the most important cities in the world.
The tore up the altar, all valuables were taken away and a prostitute was placed on the patriarch's chair, while the hymns and processions of the eastern church were ridiculed.
This palace, situated on the tip of old Constantinople, was the political centre of the Ottoman Empire for 4 centuries.
lexicorient.com /e.o/istanbul.htm   (1679 words)

  Constantinople - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constantinople was besieged twice by the Arabs, once in a long blockade between 674 and 678, and once again in 717.
Constantinople was one of the larger and richer urban centers in the Eastern Mediterranean during the late Roman Empire, mostly due to its strategic position commanding the trade routes between the Aegean and the Black Sea.
Constantinople under Justinian is the scene of "A Flame in Byzantium" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro released in 1987.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constantinople   (4300 words)

 Wikipedia: Constantinople
"Constantinople" is an Anglicization of "Κονσταντινουπολις," which means "City of Constantine" in Greek, and was given that name in reference to the Roman emperor Constantine I when he made it the capital of the Roman Empire on May 11, 330 A.D. Constantine actually named it "Nova Roma", but that name never came into common use.
Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.
Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire finally fell to the Ottoman Empire on May 29, 1453.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/c/co/constantinople.html   (216 words)

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The Fall of Constantinople was the conquest of that Greek city by the Turks under the command of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, on Tuesday, May 29, 1453.
Mehmed had a castle built outside the walls of Constantinople on the European side of the Bosporus, which would act as a base for the final assault on the city (this castle was called Rumeli Hisar, the "castle of Rome").
Mehmed was nicknamed "the Conqueror," and Constantinople, renamed Istanbul, became the new capital of the Ottoman Empire.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/fall_of_constantinople.html   (891 words)

 Fall of Constantinople, 1453
Given the availability of troops and the critical sections of the walls, Giustiniani, with most of his men, as well as the Emperor and his best troops, took position in the Military St Romanus's Gate sector, where heavy damage was expected to be inflicted by the canon and the main Ottoman assault to be launched.
The Venetian Bailo (the Head of the Venetian Community at Constantinople) Girolamo Minotto and his countrymen were charged with the defence of the region of Blachernae, where the Imperial Palace was located.
Constantinople was finally his and he intended to make it the capital of his mighty Empire.
www.greece.org /Romiosini/fall.html   (5206 words)

Constantinople had, therefore, to sustain numberless sieges; it was attacked in 378 by the Goths, by the Avars and Persians during the reign of Heraclius (610-41), by the Arabs during the reign of
Constantinople, with a remarkable literary revival, inaugurated as early as the tenth century by the Macedonian dynasty and carried to its perfection under the Comneni and the Palæologi.
Constantinople, the Byzantines, excited by their priests and monks, appeared daily more hostile to the West and exhausted their opportunities in useless theological disputes.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04301a.htm   (6668 words)

 Constantinople on the Web - History, Society, Monasticism, the Fall
Constantinople is perhaps the only city in the world for which it suffices to say -- The City, and it is known of which one speaks.
The final emperor was so close to his people he refused to flee Constantinople when its fall was eminent and fought to his own death with his people in defense of his empire.
With the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453...
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/greek-resources-constantinople.asp   (1571 words)

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And they began to assemble in a great open space that was in Constantinople, and decided that they would take up their quarters near the wall and towers they had captured.
And this was the third fire there had been in Constantinople since the Franks arrived in the land; and more houses had been burned in the city than there are houses in any three of the greatest cities in the kingdom of France.
If the Lord had granted the desires of His humble servants sooner, and had transferred, as He has now done, the empire of Constantinople from the Greeks to the Latins before the fall of the Holy Land, perhaps Christianity would not be weeping today over the desolation of the land of Jerusalem.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/1204.html   (3632 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Fifth Ecumenical Council: Constantinople II, 553
Moreover we know that the manuscript kept in the patriarchal archives at Constantinople had been tampered with during the century that elapsed before the next Ecumenical Synod, for at that council the forgeries and interpolations were exposed by the Papal Legates.
Theodosius, 150 at Constantinople, Theodosius the younger, the Synod of Ephesus, the Emperor Marcian, the bishops at Chalcedon.
Nones of May, at Constantinople, in the xxviith year of the reign of the imperial lord Justinian, the perpetual Augustus, and in the xiith year after the consulate of the most illustrious Basil.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/basis/const2.html   (7774 words)

 Constantinople at the Banff Summer Arts Festival
Constantinople features this year’s Juno-winning Gryphon Trio, with distinguished vocalists Patricia O’Callaghan and Maryem Tollar, in a ground-breaking musical, theatrical, and visual exploration of the mythical and the human, the temporal and the timeless.
Constantinople is their biggest commission so far, and has been developed in a modular style since Hatzis first conceived of it in 1998.
The trio first performed music from Constantinople at a highly-acclaimed concert in 2000 as part of the Music Toronto chamber music series, and has since performed the solo trio movements at concerts throughout Europe and North America.
www.banffcentre.ca /bsaf/2004/constantinople   (282 words)

 The Anathemas of the Second Council of Constantinople
The Second Council of Constantinople was called to resolve certain questions that were raised by the Definition of Chalcedon, the most important of which had to do with the unity of the two natures, God and man, is Jesus Christ.
The Second Council of Constantinople confirmed the Definition of Chalcedon, while emphasizing that Jesus Christ does not just embody God the Son, He is God the Son.
If anyone does not confess that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are one nature or essence, one power or authority, worshipped as a trinity of the same essence, one deity in three hypostases or persons, let him be anathema.
www.reformed.org /documents/2_council_of_constan.html   (484 words)

 The Electronic Passport to Constantinople and the Fall of Rome
Roman civilization survived for centuries in Constantine's eastern empire, long after the actual city of Rome and the empire's western provinces fell to invaders.
The warriors brought their faith in Islam to Constantinople, and converted the many churches to mosques.
Sunday was declared a holiday as "the day of the sun" so that the day would be observed by pagans as well as Christians.
www.mrdowling.com /702-constantinople.html   (354 words)

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