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A remarkable 19th-century account of Constantinople that expertly combines personal anecdote, breathtaking visual observation, and entertaining historical information

 

Edmondo de Amicis's brilliant look into an integral facet of world history begins with a dazzling description of the city gradually appearing through the fog as the author's ship approaches it through the harbor. His narrative further goes on to provide an invaluable record of Constantinople as it used to be—a fascinating crossroads between Eastern and Western civilization and one of the most cosmopolitan cities of its time—as well as a vivid example of a European tourists' reaction to it—part delight, part incomprehension. This book will provide an enriching read for lovers of history or those planning to visit Istanbul themselves.

About the Author

Edmondo de Amicis (1846-1908) is a poet, novelist, and travel writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847492661
Author:
De Amicis, Edmondo
Publisher:
Alma Books
Author:
Amicis, Edmondo de
Author:
de Amicis, Edmondo
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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