Istanbul—Capital of the Byzantine Emperors
Lecture no. 22 from the course: The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul
Taught by Professor John R. Hale | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
In this first lecture on the wonders of Istanbul, study the history of the Byzantine Empire and the establishment of Byzantium as a new Rome. Encounter imposing elements of this culture in the cathedral-like Basilica Cistern, the Theodosian Walls, and the impassioned rituals of the Hippodrome, nerve center of Byzantine life.