Istanbul : a tale of three cities / Bettany Hughes.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780297868484 (hbk.) :
Illustrations on lining papers.
Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. In this epic biography, author Bettany Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities.
xxix, 800 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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