Üsküdar

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Üsküdar

(üskü`där) or

Scutari

(sko͞o`tərē), urban district, part of İstanbul, Turkey, on the Asian side of the Bosporus. It is a commercial and industrial center. Known as Chrysopolis in ancient times, it enjoyed its greatest prosperity after the Ottoman conquest (15th cent.). As the gateway to Constantinople (İstanbul), it was embellished with many mosques, caravansaries, and other public buildings. During the Crimean War, Üsküdar was a base (1854–56) of the British army and the site of the military hospital made famous by the work of Florence Nightingale.
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The Chrysopolis was formerly a Greek vessel and was captured by the Italians with a cargo of petrol, which it was asserted, might have been for German submarines.
Another tactic adopted by Follieri is to venture into even more treacherous waters, and to try to demonstrate from the letters of Maximos the Confessor that Sophronios belonged to the [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] which she seeks to identify with the monastery of Chrysopolis where Maximos began (or continued(12)) his monastic life (pp.
Principal battles: Milvian Bridge (now within city limits of Rome) (312); Adrianople I (Edirne) (323); Chrysopolis (Uskudar/Sentari) (323).