From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers have been inspired by Turkey, a varied country at the crossroads of history, for millennia. Here, Richard Stoneman describes in lively detail the remarkable literature they produced. At a time when Turkey’s position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need to understand the country is even more compelling. The range of travel writing represented in this book shows how, while political circumstances may change, the lure of Turkey remains constant.
About the Author
Richard Stoneman is a classicist, editor, and lecturer. An honorary fellow of Exeter University, he is the author of numerous books and guides, including Daphne into Laurel, A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece, The Greek Alexander Romance, and Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend. He is a former president of the Classical Association. He lives in Devon, England.