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Istanbul : The Imperial City

Istanbul : The Imperial City - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140244618

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ISBN13: 978-0140244618
ISBN10: 0140244611
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Istanbul : The Imperial City - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140244618

John Freely

ISBN13: 978-0140244618
ISBN10: 0140244611
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

The Greek colony of Byzantium was transformed into Christian Constantinople in AD330 and became Islamic Istanbul after the Turkish conquest of 1453. Yet despite a succession of sackings, riots and earthquakes, it always managed to retain its unique atmosphere and appeal. For over 2000 years travellers have come, been dazzled by and taken home tales of its marvels and mysteries, its debaucheries and delights. John Freely tells the story of the city from its foundation to the present day, brilliantly capturing the flavour of daily life as well as court ceremonial and intrigue. He also includes a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums.