A Tale of Three Cities: Istanbul

Bettany Hughes

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Istanbul explores a city which stands as a gateway between the east and west, one of the indisputably greatest cities in the world.  Previously known by the names Byzantium and Constantinople, this is the most celebrated metropolis in the world to sit on two continents, straddling the dividing line of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia.  During its long history, Istanbul has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. With the founding of the Republic of Turkey by Ataturk in 1923, Istanbul was overlooked and Ankara became the capital. Over the next 90 years, Istanbul has undergone great structural change, and in the 1970s the population of the city rocketed as people moved to the city to find work, turning Istanbul into the cultural, economic and financial centre of Turkey. Events there recently have again brought Istanbul to the forefront of global attention.

  • ISBN 9780297868484
  • Title A Tale of Three Cities: Istanbul
  • Author Bettany Hughes
  • Publisher Hachette
  • Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 26th January 2017
  • Width 16.4cm
  • Height 24cm
  • Thickness 6.1cm
  • Weight 1520g
  • Number of pages 832

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