Istanbul - A Cultural & Literary History

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With its location as a port, Istanbul has always absorbed ideas, people and styles from north, south, east and west. Here the author looks at some of the representative personalities of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and argues that these states had more in common than ideology-driven accounts may suggest.
Istanbul in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poetic, architectural, cultural and historical elements that make up the city and each title is written and researched by an academic expert. An Epilogue offers thoughts on the future of the city, suggested further reading and indices of literary and historical names and famous places and attractions.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Peter Clark
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781904955764
Pages 256
Published 14/09/2010
Publisher Signal
Section Travel Writing: General
Series Cities of the Imagination
Size Unfolded 14x22cm
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