The Companion Guide to Istanbul and Around the Marmara

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Companion Guides, 2000 - Travel - 428 pages
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Istanbul is the only city in the world that stands astride two continents, spreading across from Europe into Asia at the southern end of the Bosphorus, the incomparably beautiful strait linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara in northwestern Turkey. This 'Companion Guide to Istanbul' goes as far as the region around Marmara from the Bosphorus to the Dardanelles, which flows into the Aegean past the historic ruins of Troy on its Asian shore. Revised and updated for this new edition, the book is a guide to the Byzantine and Ottoman monuments and to the many other places of great historic interest around the Marmara, including Edirne, Bursa and Iznik, ancient Nicaea, as well as the renowned archaeological site of Homeric Troy. It is also an introduction to Turkey itself and to its people and their way of life, which they are more than willing to share with the traveller who takes the time to become acquainted with them. JOHN FREELY has lived and worked on America's east coast, in Britain, and around the Mediterranean, but is long-time Professor of Physics at the University of the Bosphorus, Istanbul, and has been resident for many years in Turkey. His understanding of the land and its people has made him a respected interpreter of Turkey ancient and modern.
 

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Contents

The Imperial City
3
To the Summit of the First Hill
15
Haghia Sophia
28
Eminonu ferry piers with TopkapT SarayT in background
29
TopkapT SarayT
49
Haghia Eirene and the Museums
68
Around the First Hill
81
Sultan Ahmet I Camii the Blue Mosque
83
Up the Golden Horn
219
EyLip and Around the Golden Horn
229
Galata and Beyoglu
241
Uskudar and the Princes Isles
258
The Bosphorus
269
Ortakoy Mosque with the First Bosphorus Bridge in
281
Istanbul to Edirne
299
Edirne to the Dardanelles
315

From the First Hill to the Third
99
The Beyazidiye 108109
108
Around the Third Hill
114
The Siileymaniye
125
The Siileymaniye the imperial mosque of Suleyman
131
To the Summit of the Fourth Hi 11
134
Around the Fourth Hill
144
The Fifth and Sixth Hills
156
SelimlCamii
159
Kariye Camii
166
The Seventh Hill
184
The Land Walls
202
The Golden Gate
205
Canakkale to Troy
330
The Muradiye Edirne
335
Canakkale to Bursa
345
Bursa
358
Bursa to Istanbul via Iznik
373
Interior of Tomb of Prince Mustafa in the Muradiye Bursa
381
Glossary
391
Food
397
Lists of Emperors Kings and Sultans
404
Opening Hours
406
Select Bibliography
409
Index
412
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About the author (2000)

John Freely has written over thirty travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of "Strolling Through Athens" (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks).

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