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Then and Now of Constantinople

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Hunter West

on 25 September 2012

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Constantinople Then and Now The Siege of Constantinople Then http://www.countryreports.org/country/Turkey/history/expanded.htm?countryid=244&hd=r5672.aspx&tr0013) Research Sites http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantinople How it developed - Constantinople was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I on the site of an already-existing city, Byzantium. Development - Now hi HOW Constantine converted Christianity into the official religion of the Roman Empire. This made Constantinople into a thriving religious center. Empire it's within & importance - Trade goods exchanged - Country it's within & importance - Trade goods exchanged - Constantine I Constantinople Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and later the Ottoman Empire. Constantinople was a impenetrable city as it was on a peninsula where the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea narrows. Constantinople was located on important east-west and north-south trade routes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_trade#Trade Silk and grain were two of the most important commodities of the empire. Other items traded were: oil, wine, salt fish, meat, vegetables, other alimentary products, salt, timber, wax, ceramics, linen, woven cloth, perfumes, and spices http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6uyGwBnCR I Constantinople is present day Istanbul, Turkey. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453. Istanbul modernized into the Republic of Turkey in 1923. From the time of Constantinople to 1930 it was the capital. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is the world's tenth most popular tourist destination. Food processing, textile production, oil products, rubber, metal ware, leather, chemicals, electronics, glass, machinery, paper and paper products, and alcoholic drinks are among the city's major industrial products. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Istanbul Istanbul Exporters Union, and textiles and clothing (ITKIB) was created in 1986, to manage the expansion and streamlining of export of textiles from Istanbul. How is ancient Constantinople different from modern day Istanbul? The city of Istanbul has not changed too much in the last 2,000 years. It still remains prominent in trade. Although now it has reached a world scale instead of just Euro-Asia. Also Constantinople began as a republic and is now a republic. Christianity was one the official religion, Islam is now the prominent Turkish religion. Constantinople was the capital of Turkey for over a thousand years, but Istanbul is not. These are the main similarities and differences between ancient Constantinople and modern day Istanbul. Flag of Turkey Modern day Istanbul Hunter West
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