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Istanbul

Author : Orhan Pamuk
ISBN : 9781400033881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A portrait of one of the world's most complex and diverse cities interweaves the history of Istanbul with observations and reflections on the city's landmarks, art, people, institutions, and great spaces.

Istanbul

Author : Bettany Hughes
ISBN : 9780306825859
Genre : History
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Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact. From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates as an idea and a place, real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between East and West, North and South, it has been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was the very center of the world, known simply as "The City," but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a global story. In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey from the Neolithic to the present, through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities--exploring the ways that Istanbul's influence has spun out to shape the wider world. Hughes investigates what it takes to make a city and tells the story not just of emperors, viziers, caliphs, and sultans, but of the poor and the voiceless, of the women and men whose aspirations and dreams have continuously reinvented Istanbul. Written with energy and animation, award-winning historian Bettany Hughes deftly guides readers through Istanbul's rich layers of history. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate, and authoritative--narrative history at its finest.

Istanbul

Author : John Freely
ISBN : 9780141926056
Genre : History
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Istanbul's history is a catalogue of change, not least of name, yet it has managed to retain its own unique identity. John Freely captures the flavour of daily life as well as court ceremonial and intrigue. The book also includes a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums. An in-depth study of this legendary city through its many different ages from its earliest foundation to the present day - the perfect traveller's companion and guide.

Istanbul

Author : Thomas F. Madden
ISBN : 9780143129691
Genre : History
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From its ancient past to the present, we meet the city through its citizens - the Jews, Muslims, Italians, Greeks, and Russians who used the famous baths and walked the bazaars - and the rulers who built it up and then destroyed it. Thomas Madden's entertaining narrative brings to life the city we see today, including the rich splendour of the churches and monasteries that spread throughout the city. Istanbul draws on a lifetime of study and the latest scholarship, transporting readers to a city of unparalleled importance and majesty that holds the key to understanding modern civilisation.

Istanbul

Author : John Cleave
ISBN : 9789814217521
Genre : Art
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Cleave has taken a very personal view of the glorious and diverse former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires that is today Turkey’s most modern and largest city. Istanbul: City of Two Continents is divided into three parts: "The Historic Heart of Istanbul"; "Across the Golden Horn: Beyoğlu and beyond"; and "The Other Side: Istanbul in Asia." It includes photographs of the Süleymaniye mosque taken from a helicopter, the Grand Bazaar, the Osmanlı Bank Museum, various consulate buildings, the district of Şişli with its skyscrapers, the shopping mall Kanyon, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Atik Valide Mosque, Laleli fountain, shoe shiners and many other depictions of life and buildings in the city.

Istanbul

Author : Rob Bowden
ISBN : 0237531267
Genre : City and town life
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By 2007, the world will pass from being a mainly rural to a mainly urban population. Large cities, including mega cities with more than 10 million people, present key challenges relating to sustainable development and citizenship. Each title in this new geography series reveals reasons for the city's location and the structure of the population, and explores environmental issues such as transport, waste, pollution and wildlife, city economy, culture, leisure and tourism and look to the future.

Istanbul

Author : Laurence Kelly
ISBN : 9781472137173
Genre : Travel
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Istanbul, A Traveller's Reader is an wide-ranging and carefully chosen selection of writings, offering a richly layered view of Byzantine Constantinople and Turkish Istanbul. During the thousand-year Byzantine empire that followed its founding by Constantine the Great, Istanbul became a city of fabled riches; after falling to the Turks in 1453, its glories continued, maintained by the strength and wealth of the Ottomans. Drawing on diaries, letters, biographies, travelogues and poems from the sixth century AD onwards, this evocative anthology recreates for contemporary visitors the vanished glories of Constantinople. It provides vivid eyewitness accounts of the coronation of a Byzantine emperor; the funeral of a sultan; the triumphal entry of Mehmet the Conqueror; the building of the Süleymaniye, the most magnificent of the city's moques; and the death of Atatürk in 1938. It also describes the rampant sexual exploits of the Byzantine empress-to-be Theodora; the public execution of a Turkish wife and her young, Christian lover; the near execution of an envoy given the unenviable task of transporting a large organ from England to Constantinople in 1599, a gift from Queen Elizabeth to Sultan Mehmet III, who was caught admiring the sultan's personal harem; and the unfortunate Frenchman caught drinking wine and eating a pork sausage while sketching in Hagia Sophia in the 1680s.

Istanbul

Author : Nicola Barber
ISBN : 0836852109
Genre : Istanbul (Turkey)
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Presents a short study of the history and culture of Istanbul, and describes the Byzantine period, the Crusades, and the Ottoman Empire, how the people of Turkey live, work, and play, education, and more.

Istanbul

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 9780756625016
Genre : Travel
File Size : 85. 39 MB
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Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and an expanded traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.

Istanbul

Author : Caglar Keyder
ISBN : 9781461637936
Genre : Political Science
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This groundbreaking volume investigates the processes of globalization in one of the oldest and grandest of world cities. Istanbul usually is identified as a battleground between East and West, Islam and secularism. Yet the authors argue that beyond these clichZs lies a complex reality as Istanbulites simultaneously try to accommodate, understand, challenge, and shape the sweeping transformations that globalization has brought to their city. Explaining the course of the conflicts and the compromises involved in maintaining a precarious urbanity, this theoretically informed volume focuses on fields of struggle ranging from politics to heritage, humor to music, public space to housing.

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