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Synonyms for Constantinople

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

the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human

the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic

the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed

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William used craftsmen from Constantinopole to create the interior, in which the gold mosaics still create the sensation of being transported to a luminous heaven, experienced by barbarian visitors to Hagia Sofia which was built six hundred years before and has lost most of its decoration.
As a result, Candide has to face a real obstacle race in search of his lover: the sudden departure with Cunegunde, the crude horrors of the wars of the Bulgarians and the Arabs, the earthquake at Lisbon, the brutalities of the Inquisition and the adventure's of a Pope's illegitimate child among Moorish Pirates, the brief sojourn in mythic El Dorado followed by sophisticated corruptions of Paris where he is robbed of his treasure, the jo urney to Venice and Constantinopole and finally, the somewhat disappointing reunion with his youthful passion who has long lost her charms and with "her tender cover all brown, eyes blood-shot, flat chest, cheeks wrinkled, arms red and chapped" does not resemble his beautiful Cunegunde (Voltaire 1991: 164).
Later, under the Palaiologos family, the last ruling dynasty of the Byzantine era, a huge chain would be laid from one bank to the other to defend Constantinopole.
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