A conversation with Sergey Ivanov on the monuments, buildings, and ruins of the Byzantine phase of the City’s history. We talk about how to explore them, how to access their history, and even get a feel for the lingering presence of the events that took place in them. We ponder what has been lost and what might yet be found.
Sergey Ivanov is the Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Munich, and a corresponding member of the British Academy. Click here to view his page on the British Academy. The conversation is based on Sergey’s recent book In Search of Constantinople: A Guidebook through Byzantine Istanbul and Its Surroundings, tr. by Sara Buzadzhi and D. Hoffman, ed. David Hendricks (The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 2022).
Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. You can follow him on his personal website.
Top Image: Woodcut of Constantinople in the early Ottoman period by Giovanni Andreas Vavassore, circa 1535.