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Byzantine Churches In Constantinople, Their History and Architecture

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Rovement We are not looking at lowers in their native clime or in ull bloom but at lowers in a herbarium so to speak or left to wither and decay As we look upon them we have need of imagination to see in aded colours the graceful orms and brilliant hues which charmed and delighted the eyes of men in other days In the preparation of this work I have availed myself of the aid afforded by previous students in the same ield of research and I have gratefully acknowledged my debt to them whenever there has been occasion to do so At the same time this is a resh study of the subject and has been made with the hope of confirming what is true correcting mistakes and gathering additional information Attention has been "Given To Both The History And The "to both the history and the of these buildings The materials or the ormer #are unfortunately all scanty No continuous records of any of #unfortunately too scanty No continuous records of any of churches exist A ew incidents scattered over wide tracts of time constitute all that can be know. Ructed and beautified after a ashion which marks a distinct and "important period in the history of art and have much to "period in the history of art and have much to the artist and the architect We have conseuently #enough to justify our study of the churches of Byzantine Constantinople Of the immense number of justify our study of the churches of Byzantine Constantinople Of the immense number of churches which once illed the city but a small remnant survives Earthuakes ires pillage neglect not to speak of the acility with which a Byzantine structure could be shorn of its glory have swept the vast majority off the ace of the earth leaving not a rack behind In most cases even the sites on which they stood cannot be identified The places which knew them know them no Scarcely a score of the old churches of the city are left to us all with one exception converted into mosues and sadly altered The visitor must therefore be prepared or disappointment Age is not always a crown of glory nor does change of ownership and adaptation to different ideas and tastes necessarily conduce to imp. BYZANTINE CHURCHES IN CONSTANTINOPLE THEIR HISTORY #AND ARCHITECTURE BY ALEXANDER VAN #ARCHITECTURE BY ALEXANDER VAN MA DD 1912 PREFACE THIS volume Is a seuel to the work I published several years ago under the title Byzantine Constantinopie the Walls of the City and adjoining Historical Sites In that work the city was viewed mainly as the citadel of the Roman Empire in the East and the bulwark of civilization or than a thousand years But the city of Constantino was not only a mighty ortress It was over the centre of a great religious community which elaborated "Dogmas Fostered Forms Of "fostered orms of and controlled an ecclesiastical administration that have left a profound impression upon the thought and life of mankind New Rome was a Holy City It was crowded with churches hallowed it was believed by the remains of the apostles prophets saints and martyrs of the Catholic Church shrines at which men gathered to worship rom near and ar as before the gates of heaven These sanctuaries were urther const. ,