Byzantium: Tale of Three Cities Series by BBC
Call Number: Streaming media
Publication Date: 2013
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul. One metropolis has been the capital city of three empires—Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Each has brought its own faiths, beliefs, and traditions, and each has left its mark on architecture, traditions, and on the faith-communities who still populate this vast modern metropolis. In this series, Simon Sebag-Montefiore unveils Istanbul’s strange and complex past in all its vibrancy and color against the backdrop of this modern, living city that spans the gulf between Asia and Europe. It’s a journey through the history of world faith that takes Simon from the pantheon of the Athenian Greeks through the founding of Christianity to the rise of Islam.