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Kingdoms of Ruin: The Art and Architectural Splendours of Ancient Turkey

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Turkey boasts a legacy of extraordinary richness and magnificence. From the dawn of civilization, Anatolia spawned great empires of her own — Hittite, Phrygian and Lydian — and then felt the mark of Persia, Greece and Rome. The story of the country is one of migration and conquest, artistic and spiritual splendor, and cities and gods trampled underfoot. The brutal greatness of this complex past is reflected in the ruins populating the region's immense landscape. Some sites, such as Homer-haunted Troy, white marbled Ephesus and the lofty acropolis of Pergamon, are already familiar to the modern visitor. More intrepid travellers encounter fallen cities that may be less famous, but are no less spectacular. They leave wondering what yet awaits discovey along the timeless Aegean coastline, either buried in the shadows of resin-scented pine-forests or clinging to the foothills of distant, snow-capped mountains. In Kingdoms of Ruin, acclaimed photographer Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch presents 150 sublime full-color images to illustrate the unparalleled glory of Anatolia's matchless ancient sites. Some are world famous, some are known only to scholars while a few are visited only by shepherds and treasure hunters. Introduced by an extensive contextualizing essay, Kingdoms of Ruin will be essential reading for historians of antiquity and armchair travellers alike.

About the Author

Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch, a celebrated photographer of the natural world and the great sites of antiquity, was educated at Eton, King's College London and University College London. His previous books include The Monuments of Ancient Egypt, Red Sea Sharks and Mangrove: The Forgotten Habitat.

Table of Contents

* Map * Significance in Ruins * A Brief History of Ancient Turkey * A Photographic Odyssey through Ancient Turkey * Bibliography * Index *

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845117993
Author:
Stafford-deitsch, Jeremy
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Introduction by:
Freely, John
Introduction:
Freely, John
Foreword:
Freely, John
Author:
Stafford-Deitsch, Jeremy
Author:
Freely, John
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Turkey Antiquities.
Subject:
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Turkey.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
152 color photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.13 x 9.00 in

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History and Social Science » Middle East » Turkey
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » General

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