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Constantinople

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Definition 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
  • Turkey renamed Constantinople to Istanbul in 1930.
Constantinople = the city of Byzantium was renamed to Constantinople which was renamed to Istanbul, Turkey; Constantine made it the capital of the eastern Roman Empire in the fourth century
  • Candide's Voyage to Constantinople
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Constantinople = The city of Byzantium was renamed this prior to being named Istanbul.
  • 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
  • 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
  • They frowned on it for a few centuries and officially purged it at the Council of Constantinople in 381.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Isn't it romance? most certainly they will go to Constantinople.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • You can take Constantinople, you'll be robust enough to bust a whole Prussian regiment.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I went to a brothel only once in my life, when I was very young, in Constantinople.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • He was seized and cast into prison the very day that Safie arrived from Constantinople to join him.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I lost mine at the Goletta, and after a variety of adventures we found ourselves comrades at Constantinople.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He remembered fleeing Constantinople because he had beaten their champion so quickly.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I will send you to Constantinople.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • One, he said had been told of, who had come back to Paris from Constantinople.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • 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
  • 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
  • And then at Constantinople, and again and again.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • 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
  • The doctor remembered the plague at Constantinople that, according to Procopius, caused ten thousand deaths in a single day.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • I glimpsed the regal Orient Express, just arrived from Constantinople, landing below us.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • 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

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