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    DescriptionThis classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Summer-Boyd and John Freely - the 'best travel guide to Istanbul' ("The Times"), 'a guide book that reads like a novel' ("New York Times") - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through this captivating city - European City of Culture 2010 - the authors describe the historic monuments and sites of what was once Constantinople and the capital in turn of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, in the context of the great living city. Woven throughout are vivid anecdotes, secret histories, hidden gems and every major place of interest the traveler will want to see. Practical and informative, readable and vividly described, this is the definitive guide to and story of Istanbul, by those who know it best.


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    Title
    Strolling Through Istanbul
    Subtitle
    The Classic Guide to the City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilary Sumner-Boyd, By (author) John Freely
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 472 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848851542
    ISBN 10: 1848851545
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: TRV027000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 98
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009000, TRV015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 36
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23140
    DC22: 915.63, 914.96180437
    Thema V1.0: WTH
    Edition statement
    Revised, Updated ed.
    Illustrations note
    19 maps, 27 plans, 8pp colour plates
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Publication date
    19 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The late Hilary Summer-Boyd was professor of humanities at Robert-College-Bosphorus University. His magisterial work, The Seven Hills of Constantinople: A Study of the Byzantine and Turkish Monuments of the City, was unpublished at the time of his death in 1977 and is now being prepared for publication by Bosphorus University Press. John Freely was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen for the last two years of World War II. He has lived in New York, Boston, London, Athens and Istanbul and has written over forty travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, The Cyclades, The lonian Islands (all I.B.Tauris), Crete, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens and Strolling through Venice (all Tauris Parke Paperbacks). He is currently professor of physics at Bosphorus University in Istanbul.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Strolling Through Istanbul: """ "A classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul." --"The Times" "A guide book that reads like a novel" "-" William Buckley, " The New York Times" "It is a guide-book that reads more like a literary tale and should do well with its subject city decreed European Capital of Culture this year." --"The Bookseller""Both engaging and scholarly, this is a guide to Istanbul that has yet to be surpassed." --"Daily Telegraph/ telegraph.co.uk"