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The Resource Istanbul : a tale of three cities, Bettany Hughes

Istanbul : a tale of three cities, Bettany Hughes

Label
Istanbul : a tale of three cities
Title
Istanbul
Title remainder
a tale of three cities
Statement of responsibility
Bettany Hughes
Title variation
Tale of three cities
Title variation remainder
Istanbul
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Language
eng
Summary
Istanbul explores a city which stands as a gateway between the east and west, one of the indisputably greatest cities in the world. Previously known by the names Byzantium and Constantinople, this is the most celebrated metropolis in the world to sit on two continents, straddling the dividing line of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia. During its long history, Istanbul has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. Its architecture reflects these many cultures, including the Hagia Sophia (Byzantine), the Blue Mosque (Ottoman), the Valens Aqueduct (Roman), the Topkapi Palace (Ottoman), and more modern Art Nouveau avenues built in the 19th and 20th centuries - many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. With the founding of the Republic of Turkey by Ataturk in 1923, Istanbul was overlooked and Ankara became the capital. Over the next 90 years, Istanbul has undergone great structural change, and in the 1970s the population of the city rocketed as people moved to the city to find work, turning Istanbul into the cultural, economic and financial centre of Turkey. Events there recently have again brought Istanbul to the forefront of global attention. Indeed, while writing this book, Bettany was caught with her daughters in the crossfire of Taksim Square. Bettany Hughes has been researching and writing this rich portrait of one of the world's most multi-faceted cities for over a decade. Her compelling biography of a momentous city is visceral, immediate and sensuous narrative history at its finest
Summary
A historian describes the history of one of the world’s greatest and oldest cities, which has held three different names and has played host to Phoenicians, Genoese, Venetians, Jews, Vikings and Azeris who all called it home
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10578835
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Hughes, Bettany
Dewey number
949.618
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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adult
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a tale of three cities
Label
Istanbul : a tale of three cities, Bettany Hughes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Byzantion, Byzas' City, 800,000 BC -- AD 311 -- 1.Bones, Stones and Mud -- 2.City of the Blind -- 3.City of Light -- 4.Persian Fire -- 5.City of Siege -- 6.Wine and Witches -- 7.All Roads Lead from Rome: The Egnatian Way -- 8.The Enemy Within -- 9.Persecution -- 10.The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth -- pt. TWO Constantinople, City of God, AD 311--475 -- 11.The Battle of Milvian Bridge -- 12.City of Gold -- 13.In the Name of Christ's Blood -- 14.Queen of Cities -- 15.Faith, Hope, Charity and the Nicene Creed -- 16.Helena -- 17.Births and Deaths -- 18.Pagans and Pretenders -- 19.The Problem with Goths -- 20.A Dove of Peace or a Fist of Iron: Theodosios -- 21.Battles in Heaven and on Earth: Gaza and Alexandria -- 22.Christian Particles in a Pagan Atmosphere: Nova Roma -- 23.Statues in the Sky: Ascetics -- 24.Sex and the City: Eunuchs -- 25.The Sack of Old Rome: The Problem with Goths, Part Two -- 26.Vandals, Wisdom and Attila the Hun --
  • Contents note continued: pt. THREE The New Rome, AD 476--565 -- 27.City of the Mother of God -- 28.The Golden Age -- 29.Earthquakes and Fires -- 30.The Phoenix City -- 31.Spectacular, Spectacular -- 32.Law and Order -- 33.The Jewish City -- 34.The Classical City -- 35.All Is Vanity -- pt. FOUR The World's Desire, AD 565--1050 -- 36.The Silkworm's Journey -- 37.Al-Qustantiniyya -- 38.A Bone in the Throat of Allah -- 39.Monks by Night, Lions by Day -- 40.Byzantium and Britannia -- 41.Icons and Iconoclasm -- 42.Viking Foe-Friends and the Birth of Russia -- 43.Within the Walls -- 44.The Varangian Guard -- pt. FIVE City of War, AD 1050--1320 -- 45.A Great Schism? -- 46.1071, 1081 and All That -- 47.The City of Crusades -- 48.Negotiating Monks and Homicidal Usurpers -- 49.Venetian Peril, Chivalric Kingdoms -- pt. SIX Allah's City, AD 1320--AD 1575 (Islamic Calendar 720--983) -- 50.Yildirim: The Thunderbolt -- 51.No Country for Old Men -- 52.Twilight City -- 53.The Abode of Felicity --
  • Contents note continued: 54.One God in Heaven, One Empire on Earth -- 55.Renaissance City -- 56.A Garden of Mixed Fruit -- 57.A Diamond between Two Sapphires -- 58.The Muslim Millennium -- pt. SEVEN Imperial City, AD 1550--1800 (Islamic Calendar 957--1215) -- 59.Gunpowder Empires and Gunning Personalities: Dragomans and Eunuchs -- 60.The Sultanate of Women -- 61.The Janissaries -- 62.The Great Siege of Vienna -- 63.The White Slave Trade and the White Plague -- 64.White Caucasians -- 65.Soap and Smallpox -- 66.Tulips and Textiles -- pt. EIGHT City of Revolt and Opportunity, AD 1800 (Islamic Calendar 1215) onwards -- 67.O Love! Young Love! -- 68.Massacre -- 69.Revolution -- 70.Tsargrad -- 71.Scutari -- 72.One-Way Traffic -- 73.A Sick Man in the Rose Garden -- 74.Gallipoli: The End of an Empire -- 75.The Red Apple -- 76.The Catastrophe -- 77.The Last Caliph -- 78.Global Futures -- Coda
Control code
000059533465
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 800 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474600323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)971059995
Label
Istanbul : a tale of three cities, Bettany Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Byzantion, Byzas' City, 800,000 BC -- AD 311 -- 1.Bones, Stones and Mud -- 2.City of the Blind -- 3.City of Light -- 4.Persian Fire -- 5.City of Siege -- 6.Wine and Witches -- 7.All Roads Lead from Rome: The Egnatian Way -- 8.The Enemy Within -- 9.Persecution -- 10.The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth -- pt. TWO Constantinople, City of God, AD 311--475 -- 11.The Battle of Milvian Bridge -- 12.City of Gold -- 13.In the Name of Christ's Blood -- 14.Queen of Cities -- 15.Faith, Hope, Charity and the Nicene Creed -- 16.Helena -- 17.Births and Deaths -- 18.Pagans and Pretenders -- 19.The Problem with Goths -- 20.A Dove of Peace or a Fist of Iron: Theodosios -- 21.Battles in Heaven and on Earth: Gaza and Alexandria -- 22.Christian Particles in a Pagan Atmosphere: Nova Roma -- 23.Statues in the Sky: Ascetics -- 24.Sex and the City: Eunuchs -- 25.The Sack of Old Rome: The Problem with Goths, Part Two -- 26.Vandals, Wisdom and Attila the Hun --
  • Contents note continued: pt. THREE The New Rome, AD 476--565 -- 27.City of the Mother of God -- 28.The Golden Age -- 29.Earthquakes and Fires -- 30.The Phoenix City -- 31.Spectacular, Spectacular -- 32.Law and Order -- 33.The Jewish City -- 34.The Classical City -- 35.All Is Vanity -- pt. FOUR The World's Desire, AD 565--1050 -- 36.The Silkworm's Journey -- 37.Al-Qustantiniyya -- 38.A Bone in the Throat of Allah -- 39.Monks by Night, Lions by Day -- 40.Byzantium and Britannia -- 41.Icons and Iconoclasm -- 42.Viking Foe-Friends and the Birth of Russia -- 43.Within the Walls -- 44.The Varangian Guard -- pt. FIVE City of War, AD 1050--1320 -- 45.A Great Schism? -- 46.1071, 1081 and All That -- 47.The City of Crusades -- 48.Negotiating Monks and Homicidal Usurpers -- 49.Venetian Peril, Chivalric Kingdoms -- pt. SIX Allah's City, AD 1320--AD 1575 (Islamic Calendar 720--983) -- 50.Yildirim: The Thunderbolt -- 51.No Country for Old Men -- 52.Twilight City -- 53.The Abode of Felicity --
  • Contents note continued: 54.One God in Heaven, One Empire on Earth -- 55.Renaissance City -- 56.A Garden of Mixed Fruit -- 57.A Diamond between Two Sapphires -- 58.The Muslim Millennium -- pt. SEVEN Imperial City, AD 1550--1800 (Islamic Calendar 957--1215) -- 59.Gunpowder Empires and Gunning Personalities: Dragomans and Eunuchs -- 60.The Sultanate of Women -- 61.The Janissaries -- 62.The Great Siege of Vienna -- 63.The White Slave Trade and the White Plague -- 64.White Caucasians -- 65.Soap and Smallpox -- 66.Tulips and Textiles -- pt. EIGHT City of Revolt and Opportunity, AD 1800 (Islamic Calendar 1215) onwards -- 67.O Love! Young Love! -- 68.Massacre -- 69.Revolution -- 70.Tsargrad -- 71.Scutari -- 72.One-Way Traffic -- 73.A Sick Man in the Rose Garden -- 74.Gallipoli: The End of an Empire -- 75.The Red Apple -- 76.The Catastrophe -- 77.The Last Caliph -- 78.Global Futures -- Coda
Control code
000059533465
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 800 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474600323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)971059995

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