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  • Istanbul The Imperial City
  • John Freely
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 9780140244618

10 thoughts on “Istanbul The Imperial City

  1. says:

    Yowzer I thought it was hard to memorize the Presidents of the United States It would be uite an accomplishment

  2. says:

    Somehow managed to have at least a seven year gap between starting and finishing thisWriting a history of a city that has been an imperial hub for what 1700 years is always going to be difficult in that the history of the

  3. says:

    It's already a part of tradition that I always find and buy a book about the places I visit fortunately Istanbul have not one but two excellent english bookshops in the central area same owner that cater for tourists visitors and diplomats there is a nice selection of books about Turkey and Islam in english so I selected Istanbul t

  4. says:

    Objectively this book is kind of boring I picked this book up because I find Istanbul enchanting and I enjoyed the portions of this b

  5. says:

    Not that good it's like a long list of names of who got murdered for control of the city with the occasional anecdote and the ''he build this'' and she build that with a long index of monuments at the end that see

  6. says:

    This is a book I enjoyed readingWith my general love of history the author introduced me to pre Ottoman Istanbul which revealed to me

  7. says:

    John Freely's reference book can be identified as tale of three cities Byzantium Constantinople and İstanbul This lyric tale which attracts the reader from the very first page just starting with ethymological roots of İstanbul stin poli ie to the city 'no other name is needed to identify it' as Freely beautifully points out and

  8. says:

    I bought this book on the road back from Istanbul a city I enjoyed very much during a week long visit Istanbul The Imperial City by Jo

  9. says:

    This book about ByzantiumConstantinopleIstanbul by the American teacher John Freely is a curious read It purports to be a chronological history of the city yet is in fact mostly a string of anecdotes about the doings of its sometime rulers interspersed with the odd undigested gobbet of political history It has none of the contextu

  10. says:

    Too many facts to really digest by reading it through but lots of information for someone visiting Istanbul that provides a significant depth of knowledgeI would have rated it lower if I had to read it all in one s

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Istanbul The Imperial City

Pth study of this legendary city through its many different ages from its earliest foundation to the present day the perfect traveller's companion and guide.. John Freely s reference book can be identified as tale of three cities Byzantium Constantinople and stanbul This lyric tale which attracts the reader from the very first page just starting with ethymological roots of stanbul stin poli ie to the city no other name is needed to identify it as Freely beautifully points out and Anatolia which means land of sunrise whereas Europe can be translated as land of darkness in both Indo Europe and Semitic languages according to FreelyThe tale floods from mythological origins of the city and touches every significant era until 20th century and explains how a Greek colony evolved to first Roman capital than land of promise for Muslim world and a Muslim imperial city for 5 ages than part of new Turkish republic Yet ueen of cities stanbul can not be understood by just digesting its own history hence the book dwells on city s identity in

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Summary Istanbul The Imperial City

Istanbul's history is a catalogue of change not least of name yet it has managed to retain its own uniue identity John Freely captures the flavour of daily l. Somehow managed to have at least a seven year gap between starting and finishing thisWriting a history of a city that has been an imperial hub for what 1700 years is always going to be difficult in that the history of the empires and the history of the city blend into one another The Byzantine Empire was saved countless times by the fact Constantinople was unconuerable Eually during the Ottoman period the empire s highs and lows played out in Janissary riots across the city Therefore what we often get when reading is a history of a war which ended at its gates rather than what was happening the other side of those gates during those yearsThe middle ground of a history that truly covers the city while explaining the fortunes of the empires that revolve around it wasn t found in this book Entire chapters cover lives of sultans and the only context in how it affected Kostantiniyye


About the Author: John Freely

John Freely was born in in Brooklyn New York to Irish immigrant parents and spent half of his early childhood in Ireland He dropped out of high school when he was to join Istanbul The PDF or the U S Navy serving for two years including combat duty with a commando unit in the Pacific India Burma and China during the last year of World War II After the war he went to college on the G I Bill and eve.