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A Cultural History

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The 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.

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (December 28, 2012)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781623710187

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