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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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A during forty-eight years he slowly climbed the ladder of battle, military promotion to its top. When in 518 the Emperor Anastasius died, THE EMPRESS SAINT PULCHERIA and left no heir save kinsmen unworthy of the succession, the concordant voice army, senate, and people acknowledged the former shepherd as the fittest occupant Sim-~~-:===^^ of the throne. of the pie, utterly able yet austere, illiterate, to discern talent willing to wherever justified choice. and employ it found, he the popular Dying at the age of seventy-seven, the he bequeathed crown to his nephew, Justinian the Great.

Would One travelling directly east from New York City Hall for a distance of five thousand six hundred and twenty-two miles would pass through the southern suburbs of Constantinople. The number been till human beings inhabiting the city has the last decade a theme for the wildest conjecof Dr Pococke, usually so judicious and discreet, a century and a half ago estimated the population as conture. Mussulmans, 60,000 Christians, and 100,000 Jews; or 3,600,000 altogether. Count Androssy half a century later supposed there were 633,000.

Here the Ottomans enthroned themselves under their mighty CONSTANTINOPLE 12 Mohammed leader, the Till II. nineteenth century, the as but suburbs adjacent quarters they regarded or inferior dependencies of Stamboul. In the following all pages we be forced, almost against shall seemingly follow their example. As we our will, to seek to trace worn paths of the past in quest of surviving monuments, or to contemplate in its fullest phases the life of the present, it is to this section of the metropolis the that our thought and our eyes will be constantly turning.

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