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Constantinople, Paperback / softback Book

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781847492661

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