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Constantinople


Turkey renamed Constantinople to Istanbul in 1930.
  the city of Byzantium was renamed to Constantinople which was renamed to Istanbul, Turkey; Constantine made it the capital of the Byzantium Empire (also known as the eastern Roman Empire) in the fourth century
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Istanbul is the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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  • Turkey renamed Constantinople to Istanbul in 1930.
  • Candide’s Voyage to Constantinople
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He remembered fleeing Constantinople because he had beaten their champion so quickly.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I went to a brothel only once in my life, when I was very young, in Constantinople.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • He was seized and cast into prison the very day that Safie arrived from Constantinople to join him.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I will send you to Constantinople.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Tomorrow evening at seven-forty you will be in Constantinople.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • In the sixth Christian century lived Procopius, a Christian magistrate of Constantinople, in the days when Justinian was Emperor and Belisarius general.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He was from Constantinople, twelve miles away—so he had travelled, and seen the world—these very eyes had looked upon the county court-house—which was said to have a tin roof.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Constantinople!
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden

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  • I lost mine at the Goletta, and after a variety of adventures we found ourselves comrades at Constantinople.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It is at Brussels that the most beer is consumed, at Stockholm the most brandy, at Madrid the most chocolate, at Amsterdam the most gin, at London the most wine, at Constantinople the most coffee, at Paris the most absinthe; there are all the useful notions.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • One, he said had been told of, who had come back to Paris from Constantinople.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I glimpsed the regal Orient Express, just arrived from Constantinople, landing below us.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • In A.D. 330 Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Empire from Rome to Constantinople, the city he had founded at the approach to the Black Sea.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Finally, if you are willing to picture the ferment of creative art which existed in our famous ages of darkness, you must get rid of the idea that written culture came to Europe with the fall of Constantinople.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Though, after all, he added, it didn’t matter; for when you’d seen Athens and Smyrna and Constantinople, what else was there?
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The Emperor of Constantinople,(*) to oppose his neighbours, sent ten thousand Turks into Greece, who, on the war being finished, were not willing to quit; this was the beginning of the servitude of Greece to the infidels.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • As for Erik, he went to Asia Minor and thence to Constantinople, where he entered the Sultan’s employment.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • The monk, overwhelmed with sorrow, went to the OEcumenical Patriarch at Constantinople and besought him to release him from his obedience.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Isn’t it romance? most certainly they will go to Constantinople.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • There is written on the Turrets of the city of Luca in great characters at this day, the word LIBERTAS; yet no man can thence inferre, that a particular man has more Libertie, or Immunitie from the service of the Commonwealth there, than in Constantinople.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Saint-Sophia at Constantinople, forty years ago, hurled to the earth three times in succession, the crescent of Mahom, by shaking her domes, which are her heads.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Both house and ground were vested in trustees, expressly for the use of any preacher of any religious persuasion who might desire to say something to the people at Philadelphia; the design in building not being to accommodate any particular sect, but the inhabitants in general; so that even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • There was something, of course, that people wanted; for when Minta took her hand and held it, Nancy, reluctantly, saw the whole world spread out beneath her, as if it were Constantinople seen through a mist, and then, however heavy-eyed one might be, one must needs ask, "Is that Santa Sofia?"
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Lord Warburton walked beside her and talked of Saint Sophia of Constantinople; she feared for instance that he would end by calling attention to his exemplary conduct.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The very learned gentleman who has cooled the natural heat of his gingery complexion in pools and fountains of law until he has become great in knotty arguments for term-time, when he poses the drowsy bench with legal "chaff," inexplicable to the uninitiated and to most of the initiated too, is roaming, with a characteristic delight in aridity and dust, about Constantinople.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Albeit M. Verdurin had endeavoured to persuade the pianist and Dr. Cottard that their respective aunt and patients had no need of them, and that, in any event, it was most rash to allow Mme. Cottard to return to Paris, where, Mme. Verdurin assured him, a revolution had just broken out, he was obliged to grant them their liberty at Constantinople.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • There were so many places where one might deteriorate pleasantly: Port Said, Shanghai, parts of Turkestan, Constantinople, the South Seas—all lands of sad, haunting music and many odors, where lust could be a mode and expression of life, where the shades of night skies and sunsets would seem to reflect only moods of passion: the colors of lips and poppies.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • And then at Constantinople, and again and again.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • You can take Constantinople, you’ll be robust enough to bust a whole Prussian regiment.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • They frowned on it for a few centuries and officially purged it at the Council of Constantinople in 381.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The doctor remembered the plague at Constantinople that, according to Procopius, caused ten thousand deaths in a single day.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • He resembles the opium eaters whom travellers describe as frequenting the bazaars of Constantinople, who skulk about all day, the most pitiful drivellers, yellow, emaciated, ragged, sneaking; then at evening, when the bazaars are open, they slink to the opium-shop, swallow their morsel and become tranquil, glorious and great.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Madame Merle remarked that her friend was restless, but she added that she herself had always been consumed with the desire to visit Athens and Constantinople.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • His heart beat with excitement at the pictures of mosques and rich palaces; but there was one, in a book on Constantinople, which peculiarly stirred his imagination.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Lord Warburton walked beside her and talked of Saint Sophia of Constantinople; she feared for instance that he would end by calling attention to his exemplary conduct.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Oedipa looked and saw Baby Igor, disguised as a Turkish beggar lad, skulking with the dog around a set she took to be Constantinople.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • After the fall of Constantinople had turned the tide of science and literature towards the west, the French language was almost immediately invaded by a multitude of new words, which had all Greek or Latin roots.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • At any rate, it is a structure leaving a shape on the mind’s eye, built now in squares, now pagoda shaped, now throwing out wings and arcades, now solidly compact and domed like the Cathedral of Saint Sofia at Constantinople.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • I return again to the empty reading room, my head spinning as I turn on my heels, a blur of the books’ leather bindings floor to ceiling, the stained-glass lamp I bought in Venice, the carpet from Constantinople-all these and more I would trade in a beat of the heart for even a sign that my child has been spared, never mind what I would surrender for the child herself-this mother’s life in an instant!
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • …rocks snuffed out like a light, islands in the sea, red Pyramids, sleeping towers, checkered pavements on which strollers had come out, with shadows that seemed to steal further each time, as if the strollers had moved, and where the statues had rainbow edges; volcanoes; the Sphinx, and Constantinople; and again the Lakes, like starry fields-brought forward each time so close that it seemed to me the tracings from the beautiful face of a strange coin were being laid against my brain.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I see the cities of the earth and make myself at random a part of them, I am a real Parisian, I am a habitan of Vienna, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Constantinople, I am of Adelaide, Sidney, Melbourne, I am of London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick, I am of Madrid, Cadiz, Barcelona, Oporto, Lyons, Brussels, Berne, Frankfort, Stuttgart, Turin, Florence, I belong in Moscow, Cracow, Warsaw, or northward in Christiania or Stockholm, or in Siberian Irkutsk, or in some street in…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • On the morning of the day we left Constantinople.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The stateroom was named after a Sultan’s palace in Constantinople, and it deserved its name.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Did Baby Igor get to Constantinople in the good submarine Justine?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Soon our sub’s periscope’ll aim for Constantinople, As again we set hopeful to sea; Once more unto the breach, for those boys on the beach, Just my daddy, my doggie and me.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It is maintained that it existed in ancient times in Russia also, but through the calamities which overtook Russia—the Tartars, civil war, the interruption of relations with the East after the destruction of Constantinople—this institution fell into oblivion.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He brushed surfaces; the dead languages, the living, life in Constantinople, Paris, Rome; riding, shooting, tennis, it had been once.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Becky Thatcher was gone to her Constantinople home to stay with her parents during vacation—so there was no bright side to life anywhere.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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