Encountering the Byzantine Empire in Istanbul

The Peripatetic Historian explores the wonders of the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and tangles with the Whirling Dervishes

AnAn August day in Istanbul is, in a single word, hot. If you required a second adjective, “humid” would do nicely. Or “sweaty.” My first morning in Istanbul is a…



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Richard J. Goodrich - The Peripatetic Historian

The Peripatetic Historian: former history professor now travelling the world and writing about its history. Newsletter: http://rjgoodrich.substack.com.