Istanbul: The Imperial City by John Freely

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Istanbul: The Imperial City by John Freely ISBN: 9780140244618. Istanbul’s history has managed to retain its own identity. This book captures the flavour of daily life as well as court ceremonial and intrigue. It also includes a gazetteer of major monuments and museums.

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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.

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Weight 410 g
Dimensions 198 × 128 × 31 mm
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Paperback / softback

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