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Title:
Turkey
Author:
Horobin, Gilbert.
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Publication Information:
Hong Kong : Odyssey ; New York : distributed in USA by W.W. Norton, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
312 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9789622175358
Format :
Book

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Central Library DR416 B .H67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

In Turkey the past is everywhere. Its inhabitants have included Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Slavs and Mongols; it was home to Midas, Croesus, Homer and Herodotus. Much of the population is still pastoral and semi-nomadic, while city life blends both traditional and European values.


Author Notes

Gilbert Horobin is a playwright, poet and novelist who lived for many years in Turkey. His published works include African Notes and Other Poems and the recent novel Kurdish Connection.
For over 26 years Adam Woolfitt has contributed to National Geographic, Fortune, the New York Times and Newsweek Books. Some years ago he immersed himself in digital technology and emerged with a whole new range of photographic skills.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Facts for the Travellerp. 11
Getting Therep. 11
Visasp. 18
Customs Regulationsp. 19
Climate and Clothingp. 19
Healthp. 21
Moneyp. 21
Transportationp. 22
Communicationsp. 25
Time and Measurementsp. 27
Public Conveniencesp. 28
Tourist Informationp. 28
Languagep. 28
Foodp. 31
Drinkp. 37
Tobaccop. 39
Industryp. 39
Museums, Galleries, Sound and Lightp. 40
National Holidays, Festivals and Folklorep. 42
Crafts and Souvenirsp. 44
Hunting and Sportp. 46
Istanbulp. 53
Getting Aroundp. 54
Historical Backgroundp. 55
Sightsp. 65
Marmara Sea and North Aegean Regionp. 108
Getting Therep. 109
Historical Backgroundp. 110
Sightsp. 114
Central Aegean Coastp. 133
Getting Therep. 133
Historical Backgroundp. 134
Sightsp. 139
Diversions Inlandp. 159
Getting Therep. 159
Historical Backgroundp. 160
Sightsp. 164
South Aegean Coastp. 172
Getting Therep. 172
Historical Backgroundp. 173
Sightsp. 173
Mediterranean Coastp. 178
Getting Therep. 179
Historical Backgroundp. 186
Sightsp. 191
Central Anatoliap. 217
Getting Therep. 217
Historical Backgroundp. 219
Sightsp. 223
Southeastern Anatoliap. 244
Getting Therep. 244
Historical Backgroundp. 246
Sightsp. 248
Black Sea Coastp. 256
Getting Therep. 256
Historical Backgroundp. 257
Sightsp. 261
Eastern Anatoliap. 268
Getting Therep. 268
Historical Backgroundp. 269
Sightp. 270
Practical Informationp. 273
Accommodationp. 273
Citiesp. 274
Coastal Resortsp. 278
Cappadociap. 281
The Eastp. 281
Restaurantsp. 283
Turkish Information Officesp. 285
Chronologyp. 288
Glossaryp. 292
Recommended Readingp. 295
Indexp. 300
Special Topics
Iznik Tilesp. 115
Hittite Theologyp. 229
The Mevlevi--The Whirling Dervishesp. 242
Turkey and the EUp. 263
Literary Excerpts
Mark Twain on the dogs of Constantinoplep. 51
G F Abbott on an international incidentp. 57
Lady Hornby on Turkish beautiesp. 59
Yashar Kemal on the birds of Florya Plainp. 91
Irfan Orga on Turkish bathsp. 107
Halide Edib on too many wivesp. 131
Irfan Orga on denouncing the veilp. 157
Freya Stark on a circumcisionp. 198
Robert Curzon on a hangingp. 255
Maps and Plans
Turkeyp. 12
Topkapi Palacep. 64
Istanbulp. 66
Hagia Sophiap. 73
Blue Mosquep. 76
Suleimaniye Mosquep. 84
Bursap. 118
Pergamum Asclepiump. 126
Pergamum Acropolisp. 127
Selcukp. 143
Ephesusp. 147
Kusadasip. 149
Prienep. 150
Miletusp. 153
Sardisp. 165
Pamukkalep. 167
Aphrodisiasp. 170
Bodrump. 176
Marmarisp. 193
Fethiyep. 195
Antalyap. 202
Sidep. 206
Alanyap. 208
Ankarap. 224
Konyap. 237

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