The Joy of Steam

The Joy of Steam

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by Tony Perrottet
     
 
The historic bathhouses of Istanbul were built on the sites of the great thermae of the ancient Romans. Today, they are a last vestige of the bathing tradition that was celebrated across the Mediterranean for centuries. A visit to Istanbul’s most spectacular bath, Cagaloglu Hamam, offers some surprising – and occasionally disconcerting –

Overview

The historic bathhouses of Istanbul were built on the sites of the great thermae of the ancient Romans. Today, they are a last vestige of the bathing tradition that was celebrated across the Mediterranean for centuries. A visit to Istanbul’s most spectacular bath, Cagaloglu Hamam, offers some surprising – and occasionally disconcerting – connections to the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012336248
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
731 KB

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Meet the Author

The need for perpetual motion has always been Tony Perrottet’s defining trait. From his current home in the East Village of Manhattan, he has traveled to Fiji, Iceland, Tierra del Fuego, and Zanzibar, while contributing to The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Slate, Outside, The Village Voice and the London Sunday Times. His work has been selected for the Best American Travel Writing series four times. Perrottet is the author of five books, most recently Napoleon’s Privates and The Sinner’s Grand Tour - A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe. He is also a regular guest on NPR Radio
and the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.

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