Byzantium: The Tale Of Three Cities

February 2017

S1 Ep3 - Capital Of A New Empire

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Capital of a New Empire - In the final episode, Simon Sebag Montefiore discovers surprises in Istanbul as it rose to become the imperial capital and Islam's most powerful city. Visiting the great mosques and palaces built by the Ottoman emperors, he tells the stories behind them: of royal concubines, murderous bodyguards a...

S1 Ep2 - From Constantinople To Istanbul

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From Constantinople To Istanbul - In this series, Simon Sebag Montefiore unveils Istanbul’s strange and complex past in all its vibrancy and colour against the backdrop of this modern, living city. In the second episode he explores modern Istanbul in search of the last desperate centuries of Christian Byzantium, in which t...

S1 Ep1 - From Byzantium To Constantinople

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From Byzantium To Constantinople - 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 th...