Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Taxation at the time was heavy and the Byzantines were pressed hard by the
Persians in the region, fertile soil for the Muslim doctrine of Mohammed to take
root. Soon after his death, the Arabs coursed into the west under the flag of Jihad
Time and again, the Byzantines recoiled behind the walls of their city before
striking out to reclaim their lost territories, but soon after the millennium the
situation for the empire and its capital became particularly grim. Turkic tribes
appeared in ...
It was a Byzantine tradition for victorious armies to return through The Crusades
The First Crusade was conceived to wrest bock Jerusalem from the Muslims, but
from the earliest moments it was a headache for the Byzantines. Most of the ...
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