Constantinople in the Middle Byzantine Age
The rebuilding of Constantinople after the so-called Dark Ages was a long-lasting process of more than four hundred years in which the appearance of the city changed continuously. Many still-existing buildings from the early period were restored and adapted to new purposes, while new buildings developed different architectural forms. Most old churches were rebuilt after a phase of decay, others were newly built in a novel and distinctly ‘medieval’ style.
Keywords: Ecclesiastical architecture • Residential architecture • Constantinople • Monasteries • Triumphal columns • Constantinople, monasteries • Byzantine age • Constantinople, ecclesiastical architecture