Definitions for Constantinopleˌkɒn stæn tnˈoʊ pəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Con•stan•ti•no•pleˌkɒn stæn tnˈoʊ pəl(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: former name of Istanbul .
Istanbul, Stambul, Stamboul, Constantinople(noun)
the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Constantinople, Fourth Council of Constantinople(noun)
the council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches
Constantinople, Third Council of Constantinople(noun)
the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
Constantinople, Second Council of Constantinople(noun)
the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
Constantinople, First Council of Constantinople(noun)
the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
Name of present-day Istanbul from 330-1930 . Previously known as Byzantium.
Constantinople was the capital city of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Latin and the Ottoman Empire. It was founded in AD 330, at ancient Byzantium as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great, after whom it was named. In the 12th century, the city was the largest and wealthiest European city. Eventually the empire of Christian Eastern Orthodoxy in the east was reduced to just the capital and its environs, falling to the Ottomans in the historic battle of 1453. The city itself remained and prospered as the Muslim capital in the Ottoman period; however, scholars normally reserve the name "Constantinople" for the city in Christian period 330–1453, preferring "Istanbul" for the city's name in later centuries. However, many Western writers have continued to refer to the city by its older name "Constantinople" into modern times. The name "Constantinople" is still used by members of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the title of one of their most important leaders, the Orthodox patriarch based in the city, referred to as "His Most Divine All-Holiness the Archbishop of Constantinople New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch."
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
capital of the Turkish empire, on the Bosphorus, situated on a peninsula washed by the Sea of Marmora on the S. and by the Golden Horn on the N., on the opposite side of which creek lie the quarters of Galata and Pera, one of the finest commercial sites in the world; it became the capital of the Roman empire under Constantine the Great, who gave name to it; was capital of the Eastern empire from the days of Theodosius; was taken by the crusaders in 1204, and by Mahomet II. in 1452, at which time the Greek and Latin scholars fled the city, carrying the learning of Greece and Rome with them, an event which led to the revival of learning in Europe, and the establishment of a new era—the Modern—in European history.
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