Imperial Istanbul: A Traveller's Guide: Includes Iznik, Bursa and Edirne

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks, Apr 15, 2007 - History - 343 pages
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Jane Taylor's classic guidebook to Istanbul is acknowledged as the ultimate introduction to the city. It leads travellers from the great monuments of Byzantium and early Constantinople to the mosques and palaces built for Suleyman the Magnificent and the other Sultans while providing both practical information and a rich historical context. It also covers more recent sites: ranging from the mundane (the Galatasaray fishmarket) to the magnificent pavilions and villas of late Ottoman times. In addition to Istanbul, the cities of Iznik, Bursa and Edirne are covered in extensive detail. Filled with maps, itineraries, plans and descriptions of all the sites that any visitor could hope to see, this is the only guidebook that a traveller to Istanbul will ever need.
 

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Contents

Maps and Plans
1
MAPS
3
EARLY CONSTANTINOPLE
12
Iznik 258
13
THE WALLS OF THEODOSIUS
27
JUSTINIAN AND THEODORA
39
HAGHIA SOPHIA
49
LATER BYZANTINE CHURCHES
62
Sultan Ahmet Camii
174
LATE OTTOMAN PALACES AND PAVILIONS
188
GALATA AND PERA
205
ÜSKÜDAR
219
Atik Valide Camii Üskiidar
225
THE BOSPHORUS
232
izniknicaea
254
bursa
267

Bursa 27071
71
St Saviour in Chora
81
MEHMET THE CONQUEROR AND HIS HEIRS
103
The Covered Bazaar
111
Fatih Complex
118
TOPKAPI SARAYI
125
SÜLEYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT AND THE ARCHITECT SINAN
147
The Suleymaniye Complex
160
SOME LATER OTTOMAN MOSQUES
169
Central Market Area Bursa
279
Yeil Cami Bursa
288
EDIRNE
293
Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Complex Luleburgaz
305
Appendices
314
Gbssary
322
Bibliography
329
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Jane Taylor is a writer, photographer and former TV producer. Her books include, High Above Jordan and Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans (I.B.Tauris).

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