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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Byzantium was founded anew in 330 AD after four years of renovation, and the
city soon took the name of its benefactor, henceforward calling itself
Constantinople. Constantinople The city was such a success, in fact, that one
century later ...
By 1366 A.D., the Ottomans had broken out of Asia and seized Thrace and
Bulgaria, virtually encircling Constantinople. The rulers in Constantinople were
initially unwilling - and soon unable - to arrest the growing threat. Arranged
After the soldiers of the Fourth Crusade took Constantinople in 1204, the
Byzantine royal families who fled Constantinople retreated to this city and
strengthened the city walls. The displacement seems to have a bracing effect on
the Orthodox ...
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