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Istanbul : the imperial city

Author: John Freely
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Istanbul from its founding to the present day, with an emphasis on daily life in the city throughout the centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Freely
ISBN: 0140244611 9780140244618
OCLC Number: 40912213
Notes: "First published by Viking 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 414 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Turkish Spelling and Pronunciation --
pt. I. Byzantium. 1. The Strait and the City, up to c. 658 BC. 2. The Greek City-State of Byzantium, c. 658 BC-AD 196. 3. Roman Byzantium, 196-330 --
pt. II. Constantinople. 4. The City of Constantine, 330-337. 5. The Imperial Capital, 337-395. 6. The Theodosian Walls, 395-450. 7. The Late Roman City, 450-527. 8. The Age of Justinian, 527-565. 9. The Struggle for Survival, 565-717. 10. The Iconoclastic Crisis, 717-845. 11. Born in the Purple, 845-1056. 12. The Dynasty of the Comneni, 1056-1185. 13. The Latin Conquest, 1185-1261. 14. Renaissance and Civil War, 1261-1354. 15. The Fall of Byzantium, 1354-1453 --
pt. III. Istanbul. 16. Istanbul, Capital of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1520. 17. The Age of Suleyman the Magnificent, 1520-1566. 18. The House of Felicity, 1566-1623. 19. The Procession of the Guilds, 1623-1638. 20. Decline and Gilded Decadence, 1638-1730. 21. In the Days of the Janissaries, 1730-1826. 22. The Age of Reform, 1826-1876. The fall of teh Ottoman Empire, 1876-1923. Istanbul under the Turkish Republic, 1923-1995 --
pt. IV. Notes on monuments and museums.
Responsibility: John Freely.
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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  Read more...

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