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Title:
Istanbul : the imperial city
Author:
Freely, John.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1998.

©1996
Physical Description:
xvii, 414 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
General Note:
"First published by Viking 1996."--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780140244618
Format :
Book

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Central Library DR728 .F74 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Istanbul's history is a catalogue of change, not least of name, yet it has managed to retain its own unique identity. John Freely captures the flavour of daily life as well as court ceremonial and intrigue. The book also includes a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums. An in-depth study of this legendary city through its many different ages from its earliest foundation to the present day - the perfect traveller's companion and guide.


Author Notes

John Freely was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 26, 1926. During World War II, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He studied physics at Iona College and New York University and did thermonuclear research at the Forrestal Research Center, Princeton University. In 1960, he took a post teaching theoretical physics at Robert College, Istanbul. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including Strolling Through Istanbul written with Hilary Sumner-Boyd, Jem Sultan, Storm on Horseback, The Grand Turk, Aladdin's Lamp, Light from the East, and Before Galileo. He died on April 20, 2017 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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