The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson

Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Middle East- Turkey
6 Local Warehouse General- General
1 Remote Warehouse World History- General

Other titles in the Cultural History series:

Istanbul: A Cultural History


Istanbul: A Cultural History Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Book News Annotation:

A regular visitor to Istanbul since the early 1960s, British writer and translator Clark celebrates the Turkish city. Rather than duplicating any of the myriad guides and histories, he draws attention to places and buildings that give insights into Istanbul's rich past, and shows how it has seized the imagination of those who have visited it or made it their home. The initial chapter glances at the Roman city of Constantinople/Byzantium, but his focus is on the city since the Islamic conquest in 1453. His topics are the siege of 1453 and regime change, Islamic empire, modernity and foreign influences, walking through belle epoque Istanbul, end of empire, the waters of the city, sailing to Istanbul, and contemporary Istanbul. The 2010 British edition was subtitled A Cultural and Literary History. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

Clark, Peter
Interlink Books
Publication Date:

Other books you might like

  1. Travellers History of Turkey 4TH Edition New Trade Paper $14.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Balkans
History and Social Science » Middle East » Turkey
History and Social Science » World History » General

Istanbul: A Cultural History New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.00 In Stock
Product details pages Interlink Books - English 9781566568456 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at