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Byzantine Constantinople

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For researchers in the field of Byzantine Constantinople, SKL offers numerous resources, from electronic databases to primary documents. This guide is designed to highlight a selection of these resources and collections.  While many of the titles listed cover History of Byzantine Constantinople  in general, there are many resources which address a specific aspect of History of Byzantine Constantinople. The tabs above will lead you to a variety of resources from books to journal articles to statistical information.

How to Find What You Need


DE1-100                                      History of the Greco-Roman world

DE1-15.5                                     General

DE23-31                                      Geography

DE46-73.2                                   Antiquities.  Civilization.  Culture.  Ethnography

DE80-100                                    History


DF239-241                                   Roman epoch, 140 B.C.-323/476 A.D.

DF251-289                                   Local history and description

DF501-649                                   Medieval Greece.  Byzantine Empire, 323-1453

DF501-518                                   General

DF520-542.4                                Antiquities.  Social life and customs.  Ethnography

DF545-548                                   Military history.  Political history.  Empire and papacy

DF550-649                                   History


DF550-552.8                                General

DF553-599.5                                Eastern Empire, 323/476-1057.  Constantine the Great

DF599.8-649                                1057-1453

DF610-629                                   1204-1261.  Latin Empire

DF630-649                                   1261-1453.  Palaeologi

DF645-649                                   1453.  Fall of Constantinople

DR716-739                                   Istanbul (Constantinople)


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NA                                                 Architecture

NB                                                 Sculpture

NC                                                 Drawing. Design. Illustration

ND                                                 Painting

NK                                                 Decorative arts

NX                                                 Arts in general