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Allom, Thomas. Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - Page 2. 1838. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 10, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1996/show/1849.

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Allom, Thomas. (1838). Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - Page 2. Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1996/show/1849

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Title Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Allom, Thomas
Contributor (Local)
  • Walsh, Robert
Publisher Fisher, Son, & Co.
Date 1838
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • History
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  • Istanbul, Turkey
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  • books
  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 92 plates
Original Item Location DR 427 .A44
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1817693~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript 62 CONSTANTINOPLE AND ITS ENVIRONS ; of the pillar, the artist employed, and the time occupied in its re-erection ; but the greater part is now effaced, and covered by the soil. We give them in their original perfect form:— KIONA . TETPATIAEYPON . AEI. X0ONI . KEIMENON . AKGOC. MOYNOC . ANACTHCAI . THEYAOCIOC . BAC1AEYC. TOAMHCAC . LTPOKAOC . ELTEKEKAETO . KAI. TOCOC . ECTH. KI12N . HEAIOIC . EN . TPIAKONTA . AYO. DIFFICILIS . QUONDAM . DOMINJS . PARE BE . SUPERBIS . JUSSUS . ET . EXTINCTIS . PALMAM . PORTARE . TYRANNIS . OMNIA . THEODOSIO . CEDUNT . SOBOLIQ . PERENM . TERDENIS . SIC . VICTUS . EGO . DOMITUSQ ; DIEBUS . JUDICE . SUB . PROCLO . SUPERAS . ELATUS . AD . AURAS . THE SULTAN'S NEW PALACE ON THE BOSPHORUS. Among the symptoms of growing European habits and usages, which are daily seen creeping over the metropolis of the Osmali and its vicinity, one of the most remarkable perhaps is the change which is daily introduced into their public edifices, and the substitution of a chaste and classic, for a fantastic Oriental style of architecture. When the rude ignorant Turks first rushed among the monuments of European art, what they did not utterly destroy, they perverted. Ionic shafts were pierced for cannons, Corinthian capitals were rounded into balls; and wherever they were applied to their original purpose, they were invariably inverted; and to this day are seen everywhere Turkish houses built with remains of Grecian temples, sculptured architraves laid for door-steps, and pillars standing on their smaller ends with the base uppermost, as the preferable position. ' I have grieved," said Gillius, "not so much at the broken and prostrate monuments of ancient art, as at the barbarous, perverted uses to which they were applied.'* The most distinguished of the kiosks of former sultans was that of Beshiktash, on the Bosphorus, forming one of the first objects which presents itself to a stranger ascending the strait in a caique. The style is very remarkable, and truly Oriental. In the centre is an edifice with projecting roofs, and surrounded by a cluster of similar ones, intended, it is said, to represent the original warlike habitations of the Turcomans—the tent or pavilion of the khan, in the centre, and those of his officers pitched round it as in encampment : but the present sultan, in his zeal to abolish the old and establish a new order of things, is everywhere changing the architecture, as well as the dress, of his subjects, and his new erections bear the stamp of this improvement, and form strong contrasts with those of his predecessors. His factories and founderies resemble those of Manchester and Sheffield, and his palaces are revivals of ancient Grecian art.