Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924
Philip Mansel's highly acclaimed history absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople - the city of the world's desire - and its ruling family.
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CONSTANTINOPLE: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924User Review - Kirkus
The cultural history of a fascinating city. Constantinople has long occupied a special place in the imagination of the West, viewed as a city of immense wealth, power, mystery, and decadence. Mansel ... Read full review
Constantinople: city of the world's desire, 1453-1924User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Mansel (Witnesses, State Mutual Book and Periodical Service, 1994) has written a highly readable anecdotal history of Constantinople during the Ottoman period. For over 1000 years, Constantinople had ... Read full review