Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium. / Harris, Jonathan.

London : Hambledon/Continuum, 2007. 306 p.

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Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium. / Harris, Jonathan.

London : Hambledon/Continuum, 2007. 306 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Harris J. Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium. London: Hambledon/Continuum, 2007. 306 p.

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Harris, Jonathan. / Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium. London : Hambledon/Continuum, 2007. 306 p.

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