Great Price
OnBuy has detected this to be a great price compared to other websites.
Istanbul

Share

Istanbul

Condition New
£8.52
£9.99
Save 15%
Free Delivery
Add To Basket
Checkout secured by PayPal
  • We verify all of our sellers
  • Secure checkout powered by PayPal
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • 30-day returns as standard OnBuy's minimum returns period is 30 days for most products. There are however some exceptions e.g. perishable goods, personalised items etc. Please read our T&Cs for more information.
Delivery to: Mainland UK
Standard Delivery FREE Est. Delivery 18th-21st Jul
Want it by 16th-17th Jul? See Other Sellers
In Stock
Sold By PBShop, there is 1 other seller
Add To Basket

Compare Sellers

  • New from £8.52
Delivery To: Mainland UK
Seller Ratings Warranty Returns Price Delivery Total
(751 reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£8.52 Free Delivery
Est. Delivery: 18th-21st Jul
£8.52 Add To Basket
(494 reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£8.86 Free Delivery
Est. Delivery: 18th-21st Jul
£8.86 Add To Basket
Description & Details

Istanbul Description

Starting with a wild taxi ride into town from Ataturk airport, Tillinghast takes his readers on a voyage of discovery through the storied city of Istanbul, known in Byzantine times as the 'Queen of Cities' and to the Ottoman Turks as the 'Abode of Felicity'. As comfortable talking about the distinctive and delicious Turkish cuisine as he is about Byzantine mosaics, dervish ceremonies, Iznik ceramics, Anatolian carpets, and the imperial mosques, Tillinghast illuminates Istanbul's great buildings with stories that bring Ottoman and Byzantine history to life and is adept at discovering both what the city remembers and what it chooses to forget. Easily overlooked mosaics in the church of Hagia Sophia yield stories of a Byzantine emperor who died playing polo while drunk and an empress with several husbands. From an obscure gravestone, the author brings to life the sacking of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade, when the Doge of Venice, though over ninety and practically blind, led the assault on the city.

Details

OPC P6HFBN
Codes 1909961140 (ISBN-10)
9781909961142 (ISBN)
Links Books

Detailed Product Information

AuthorRichard Tillinghast
PublisherThe Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Book TypePaperback
Release Date01/02/2016
Browse All Travel & Holiday

Highest Rated in Travel & Holiday

Browse All Travel & Holiday

Most Popular in Travel & Holiday

Sign in to view all of your delivery addresses

OR

Enter your delivery address

Save your items for later!

Simply enter your email address below and we'll send you a copy of your basket to your inbox.

No thanks