Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City (Paperback)

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This classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Summer-Boyd and John Freely - the 'best travel guide to Istanbul' ("The Times"), 'a guide book that reads like a novel' ("New York Times") - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through this captivating city - European City of Culture 2010 - the authors describe the historic monuments and sites of what was once Constantinople and the capital in turn of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, in the context of the great living city. Woven throughout are vivid anecdotes, secret histories, hidden gems and every major place of interest the traveler will want to see. Practical and informative, readable and vividly described, this is the definitive guide to and story of Istanbul, by those who know it best.

About the Author

The late Hilary Sumner-Boyd was professor of humanities at Robert-College-Bosphorus University. His magisterial work, The Seven Hills of Constantinople: A Study of the Byzantine and Turkish Monuments of the City, was unpublished at the time of his death in 1977 and is now being prepared for publication by Bosphorus University Press.John Freely (1926-2017) was of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. He is the author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, Children of Achilles, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens, Strolling through Venice and the bestselling Strolling through Istanbul (all I.B.Tauris). He lives in Istanbul.

Praise For…

Praise for Strolling Through Istanbul: "A classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul." --The Times  “A guide book that reads like a novel” William Buckley, The New York Times   "It is a guide-book that reads more like a literary tale and should do well with its subject city decreed European Capital of Culture this year." --The Bookseller

"Both engaging and scholarly, this is a guide to Istanbul that has yet to be surpassed." --Daily Telegraph/

Product Details
ISBN: 9781848851542
ISBN-10: 1848851545
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 19th, 2010
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks