A review of "The Urban Image of Late Antique Constantinople" by Sarah Bassett. 'Although Constantinople was the most important city of the medieval Mediterranean, scholars are poorly informed about its physical fabric.'
The known features of the Hebdomon ('the seventh', an area seven Roman miles from the Milion), most of which have disappeared entirely over the last century, from Demangel, R. (1945), 'Contribution a la Topographie de L’Hebdomon'.
Istanbul, Area around the Mangana (1977) W. Müeller-Wiener
Essential for understanding why the city developed the way it did. See, for example, why the Valens Aqueduct was needed to bridge the elevated north-western entrance to the city to its eastern-most tip.
The one and only podcast coursing the millenium-long survival, near-collapse, semi-comeback and eventual eclipse of the Ῥωμαῖοι. Thankfully it's exceptional. Thoughtfully narrated, its half-hour segments combine an imperial narrative with social and economic history asides, source discussion and interviews with prominent Byzantine historians.
Archaeological Destruction in Turkey: Marmara Region - Byzantine Period (2008) TAYEx
'We know precious little about the medieval city of Constantinople —that is, not the Late Antique city built by Constantine, Theodosius, and Justinian, with which we are more familiar, but the city into which it evolved following the Dark Ages of the seventh to ninth centuries.'
Christianizing the Skyline: The Appropriation of the Pagan Honorary Column in Early Constantinople (2015) Pelin Yoncacı Arslan