Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566568456

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w illustrations

Release date: 01/09/11

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Istanbul: A Cultural History

A Cultural History

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About this book

Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul: these are only three names that have been given to the city that straddles two continents, was the capital of two multinational empires and is today a vibrant commercial and artistic city, the largest in Turkey and, after Moscow, the largest in Europe.

With its location as a port, Istanbul has always absorbed ideas, people and styles from north, south, east and west. Its multiculturalism is a microcosm of the world's. Neither standard guide nor conventional history, this is rather a celebration of an extraordinary city, reviewing its imperial histories and exploring some of its lesser known corners.

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About the author

Peter Clark was born in Sheffield, England, and has two degrees in history. He has been employed since 1967 by the British Council, which he has represented in the Middle East. Among his works is Henry Hallam, Mamaduke Pickthall: British Muslim, and has translated Karari and Dubai Tales. Peter Clark has known Istanbul since the early 1960s and is a regular visitor. He is a writer, translator and consultant and worked for the British Council in the Middle East for thirty years.

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Author

Clark, Peter

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

256

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w illustrations

Release date

01/09/11

Author Home

UK

Subtitle

A Cultural History

Format

5.25" x 8"