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By E.Groswenor

История града императора Константина – Константинополя. Изданная в начале двадцатого века в Америке. Американский историк подробно описывает события, которые пережил древний город на Босфоре. Издание проиллюстрировано многочисленными гравюрами и картами. Книга выходила в свет тогда, когда европейские державы готовились к новой мировой войне. Вопрос – кто будет властвовать на Босфоре в то время был особенно актуальным.

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Quake. These have generally been slight and of brief duration. The most violent in the present century occurred July In 1894, and destroyed nearly a hundred lives. ancient times they were often long continued and 11, disastrous. frightfully Of the of which compose the capital, three are These are Stamboul, Galataprominence. cities special Pera, and Scutari. The most populous, interis always pronounced esting, and Istamboul by the Ottomans, from their inability to articulate an initial s followed by a consonant.

The struggle between the Sees of Rome and Constantion the part of the former for supremacy, and on nople that of the latter for equality is perhaps the most envenomed and longest continued of any in church hisdisfigured tory, all the bitterer because of differences in ecclesiastical The people of Western Europe and practice and creed. America, whether within or without the pale of the Roman communion, have inherited and believed whatever was taught by the Crusaders and Latin priests concerning Constantinople, the Eastern Empire, and the Too often some stranger, careless of the Eastern Church.

The triumphant Severus visited the heroic city with unthe garrison and magistrates were put to the high, broad walls, the stones of which were manly revenge death ; : bound together by clamps of iron, her glory, the bulwark CONSTANTINOPLE 26 of civilization against the northern hordes, were levelled with the ground, and the soil whereon they stood was furrowed by the plough. The very name Byzantium was blotted out and the abandoned spot called Antonina. Six when the bloody rage of resentment and triumph had cooled, Severus realized the political crime he had committed, and endeavored to rebuild the city.

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