Istanbul and Constantinople

Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine (Roman) Empire and, in the Middle Ages, the largest and wealthiest city in Europe. In 1930, Constantinople was changed to its modern day name of Istanbul. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It was known by a few names for several centuries. The main secondary name being, Constantinople. In 1923, the Turkish government decided it was best for the city to only go by one name, and Istanbul was chosen. Istanbul is home to the world famous cathedral, the Hagia Sophia.

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Istanbul and Constantinople

What was Constantinople's government like?

it was very much connected to religion.

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Where is constantinople or new rome located?

The old city of Constaninople is now Istanbul in present day Turkey.

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Ancient History
Middle Ages
Justinian I
Istanbul and Constantinople

What event forced Justinian to start rebuilding parts of constantinople?

  • The "Nika" Revolution destroyed various sections of the city. The "Nika" Revolution has its roots in the plague of diseases, mainly the Black Plague. The society was in lack of food which in turn led to social strife and disorder ending in the "Nika" uprising.
  • The event that forced Justinian to start rebuilding parts of Constantinople was when the Blues and Greens who usually fought each other at chariot races, united in denouncing Justinian because he had arrested some of their members. Fighting and rebellion broke out, leaving the city in ruins, having Justinian try to rebuild the city on an even grander scale than before.
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What are some famous attractions of Constantinople?

The Hagia Sophia

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What were two geographical advantages of Constantinople?

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

Because of its location, the city of Constantinople was able to control both the land and the sea routes.

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Roman Empire
Ancient Rome
Istanbul and Constantinople

Who built the Hippodrome in Constantinople currently Istanbul Turkey?

The first Hippodrome in today's Istanbul was built by the Roman emperor Septimius Severus in the beginning of the 3rd century as one of series of reconstructions in ancient Byzantium. In fact, he was the one who had punished Byzantium and destroyed almost the entire city for supporting his enemy, clearly the loosing side.

The hippodrome was enlarged and renovated by Constantine the Great when the city was made the capital of the eastern Roman Empire as Constantinople in the 4th century. Some claims that the capacity of the hippodrome reached 100,000 seats, but recent findings show that this figure appears to be exaggerated.

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Istanbul and Constantinople

Between which two continents was constantinople located?

Constantinople- commonly known as Istanbul (in Turkey) is located in both Asia and Europe

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History of Europe
Turkey (Country)
Istanbul and Constantinople

What was Constantinople like in 400 AD?

conatanitine moved the capital to the east.

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Ancient Rome
Istanbul and Constantinople

Why did constantinople become rich and powerful?

Constantinople was in a perfect strategic position. It was easily defendable. But the reason it grew wealthy was its position regarding trade. The Gateway of Europe sat astride the East-West and Europe-Asia trade routes. Fur, amber, and similar came down the great rivers of Eastern Europe. Metals and wool came from Europe. But the greatest wealth came from the East. Incense, Spice, Silk, Ivory, Gems, Carpets, etcetera flowed across the Silk Road from China, and from the Middle Eastern states. North African trade also came to the city. Of course, all this trade... Could be taxed! The Byzantine or Eastern Roman Emperors made enormous fortunes from this trade, and the city flourished like few cities before it. Palaces, Churches and enormous public buildings were built. The Rape of Constantinople by the Christians in the Fourth Crusade was the end of the fortunes of the city. Although it continued on til the mid-15th Century, its wealth was finished. The fabulous wealth of the Jewel of Christendom passed into history.

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Ottoman Empire

When did Istanbul become the capital of the Ottoman Empire?

Istanbul became the capital of the Ottoman Empire in 1453.

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Turkey (Country)
Istanbul and Constantinople

What is Constantinople called now?

It's called Istanbul.

Constantinople today was officially known inthe modern Turkish name Istanbul in 1930 with the Turkish Postal Service Law, as part of Atatürk's national reforms.

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Istanbul and Constantinople

What is another nickname for constantinople?

Constantinople, known today as Istanbul, was originally Byzantium.

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What was the geography like in Constantinople?

In Constantinople it was very much of a city type environment. It was the center of many trade routes and that is why it was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Not only was it the center of trade routes but Constantinople traded too. Then had ivory, silks, and furs. It was a very elegant city filled with riches! A French soldier said " One could not believe there was so rich a city in the whole world!" At one point Constantinople had around one million people living there! Also because it was a peninsula it was able to build an easy defense system. Constantinople had a large chain that was placed in the water to block intruders. They also built a huge wall, it covered all of the land around Constantinople so no one could get in without people knowing.

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Christianity
Istanbul and Constantinople

What was the issue that really damaged the ties between the churches in Rome and Constantinople?

A:The Great Schism of 1054 was ostensibly over the filioqueclause that Rome wanted to insert into the Nicene Creed, but there had been disagreements before and, arguably, this disagreement would have been resolved in time. The issue that really damaged the ties between the churches in Rome and Constantinople was the start of the Crusades. Western Christians poured through eastern Europe, pillaging and raping indiscriminantly, treating their Christian cousins little better than they would treat the Muslims in the Holy Land, and trampling over Orthodox Christian sensibilities.
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What Greek city was Constantines new capital Constantinople built on?

Byzantium

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What were constantinople' s natural resources?

contantople traded many things because it was a part of the silk road in the middle ages. What they traded was lost in translation. sorry. better luck next time.

...Actually we have recently found an ancient doucument that was translated by proffesor Oppel Agatha Patterson Meyers the 10th.

Translation: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH (unknown words of unknown origin).... Rocks, fish, (BLAH BLAH, BAD WORD...) honey, wax, grain, (cannot type for fear of giving you nightmares). Lastly (blah, blah, blah) slaveswere commonly trade along the silk road by the (unkown word) people of Constantinople.

Sorry for all of the left out and un-translated words. Hope that you appreciate all of the work we have done JUST FOR YOU. YOU BETTER BE HAPPY. BTW, you owe us $1000 for the translation fees that we paid to Proffesor Oppel Agatha Patterson Meyers the 10th.

JK,you don't actually owe us money, but we swear that this info is legit valid. :P

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Geography
Istanbul and Constantinople

What was Constantinople's geography like?

In Constantinople it was very much of a city type environment. It was the center of many trade routes and that is why it was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Not only was it the center of trade routes but Constantinople traded too. Then had ivory, silks, and furs. It was a very elegant city filled with riches! A French soldier said " One could not believe there was so rich a city in the whole world!" At one point Constantinople had around one million people living there! Also because it was a peninsula it was able to build an easy defense system. Constantinople had a large chain that was placed in the water to block intruders. They also built a huge wall, it covered all of the land around Constantinople so no one could get in without people knowing.

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Why did Constantinople become a major trade center?

There were no inns to stay in and safe storhouses for goods.

OR probably

it had beautiful mosqques and churches.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Roman Empire
Istanbul and Constantinople

Where was Constantinople located?

Constantinople is modern day Istanbul, Turkey.

Constantinople was located on the Bosporus Strait, the waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Therefore, it was very strategically placed, being both defended by water on three sides, and also well positioned to demand taxes from ships traveling the trade routes.

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How did Constantinople's location help it economically?

It was a trade center conveniently located between Asia and Europe.

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Turkey (Country)
Istanbul and Constantinople

What is the modern name for the ancient city of constantinople?

istanbul

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Turkey (Country)
Istanbul and Constantinople

Who is Muhammad al fateh?

Muhammed al-fateh is 1 of the great Muslim army leaders.He took over Istamble in Turkey and his dad (Murad the 2nd) was the seventh Ottoman and they built their empire in Istambel.

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Ancient History
Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire
Istanbul and Constantinople

How did Byzantium get its name?

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Many have asked the historical account of byzantium.

History has it as a myth that it was founded by BYZAS, between the golden horn and lygos.They called it BYZANTION after their leader BYZAS. The old greek biography states it was BYZAS who founded it, called it Byzantine, he was alexanders general in search of conquest, proclaiming it part of alexanders empire after his name.But history states Greeks colonized it in 750-550 bc, could it be like today, Macedonia was not considered greek.Byzas men in history are called men of Megra. If the present city is not old enough, look towards the sea where boats would have landed and built his fortress, as a general keyed on defense part of an empire of Alexander, not as migrate people.

The Vikings called Byzantium Miklagard, meaning city of gold

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Istanbul and Constantinople

Who was Constantinople?

Constantinople was not a person. It was an Ancient Roman place that the emperor Constantine founded.
The former name of the current Istanbul, Constantinople was named after the Emperor Constantine

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Oceans and Seas
Istanbul and Constantinople

What was constantinople sea?

marmara sea

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