Istanbul: The Imperial City

Istanbul: The Imperial City
Our Price$24.99
Code43721
AuthorJohn Freely
ISBN0140244611
Barcode9780140244618
PublisherPenguin Books
PublishedJuly 1998
Pages432
Weight1.98


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A remarkable view of the world's most enchanting and imperial city, capital of Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.Istanbul: The Imperial City tells the story of the city from its foundation until the present with the emphasis throughout on its colourful and tempestuous daily life. A comprehensive gazetteer describes all the monuments mentioned in the text, so that this is a guide to the city as well as an evocation of its illustrious past as Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul, which unfolds as one walks the ancient streets in view of the garland of waters that still entwine it.