Constantinople Paperback / softback
A remarkable nineteenth-century account of Istanbul - which begins with a dazzling description of the city gradually appearing through the fog as the author's ship approaches the harbour - Constantinople expertly combines personal anecdote, breathtaking visual observation and entertaining historical information.
An invaluable record of the metropolis as it used to be - a fascinating crossroads between Eastern and Western civilization and one of the most cosmopolitan cities of its time - as well as a vivid example of a European tourist's reaction to it - part delight, part incomprehension - this book will provide an enriching read for lovers of history or those planning to visit Istanbul themselves.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2012
- Category: Classic travel writing
- ISBN: 9781847492661
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