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Imperial Istanbul: A Traveler's Guide

Imperial Istanbul: A Traveler's Guide

by Jane Taylor
     
 

Jane Taylor's classic guidebook to Istanbul is acknowledged as the ultimate introduction to the city, and it has been extensively revised for this paperback edition. It leads travelers from the great monuments of Byzantium and early Constantinople to the mosques and palaces built for Suleyman the Magnificent and the other Sultans while providing both practical

Overview

Jane Taylor's classic guidebook to Istanbul is acknowledged as the ultimate introduction to the city, and it has been extensively revised for this paperback edition. It leads travelers from the great monuments of Byzantium and early Constantinople to the mosques and palaces built for Suleyman the Magnificent and the other Sultans while providing both practical information and a rich historical context. It also covers more recent sites, ranging from the mundane (the Galatasaray fishmarket) to the magnificent pavilions and villas of late Ottoman times. In addition to Istanbul, the cities of Iznik, Bursa and Edirne are covered in extensive detail. Filled with maps, itineraries, plans and detailed descriptions of all the sites that any visitor could hope to see, this is the only guidebook that a traveler to Istanbul will ever need.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Revised edition of an acclaimed guidebook which provides an historical context for appreciation of the sights of Istanbul. Fifteen chapters each present a discrete tour, arranged by chronological topics, such as early Constantinople, later Byzantine churches, late Ottoman mosques, and the like. Separate chapters describe nearby Iznik, Bursa, and Edrine. A glossary, chronology, and bibliography complete the work, which is far more erudite than the standard travel guide. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860642494
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Taylor is a writer, photographer, and former TV producer. She lives in London.

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