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Istanbul: The Imperial City Istanbul S History Is A Catalogue Of Change, Not Least Of Name, Yet It Has Managed To Retain Its Own Unique Identity John Freely Captures The Flavour Of Daily Life As Well As Court Ceremonial And Intrigue The Book Also Includes A Comprehensive Gazetteer Of All Major Monuments And Museums An In Depth Study Of This Legendary City Through Its Many Different Ages From Its Earliest Foundation To The Present Day The Perfect Traveller S Companion And Guide


About the Author: John Freely

John Freely was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Irish immigrant parents, and spent half of his early childhood in Ireland He dropped out of high school when he was 17 to join the U S Navy, serving for two years, including combat duty with a commando unit in the Pacific, India, Burma and China during the last year of World War II After the war, he went to college on the G I Bill and eventually received a Ph.D in physics from New York University, followed by a year of post doctoral study at Oxford in the history of science He worked as a research physicist for nine years, including five years at Princeton University In 1960 he went to stanbul to teach physics at the Robert College, now the Bo azi i University, and taught there until 1976 He then went on to teach and write in Athens 1976 79 , Boston 1979 87 , London 1987 88 , stanbul 1988 91 and Venice 1991 93 In 1993 he returned to Bo azi i University, where he taught a course on the history of science His first book, co authored by the late Hilary Sumner Boyd, was Strolling Through stanbul 1972 Since then he has publishedthan forty books.



10 thoughts on “Istanbul: The Imperial City

  1. says:

    Yowzer I thought it was hard to memorize the Presidents of the United States It would be quite an accomplishment to memorize all of the rulers of Istanbul I finally abandoned the book about halfway through I am sure that it is an accurate listing of who


  2. says:

    Somehow managed to have at least a seven year gap between starting and finishing this.Writing a history of a city that has been an imperial hub for what, 1700 years is always going to be difficult in that the history of the empires and the history of the city bl


  3. says:

    It s already a part of tradition that I always find and buy a book about the places I visit fortunately Istanbul have not one but two excellent english bookshops in the central area same owner that cater for tourists, visitors and diplomats there is a nice selection of b


  4. says:

    Objectively, this book is kind of boring I picked this book up because I find Istanbul enchanting and I enjoyed the portions of this book that focus on the growth and development of the city and its landmarks enough to like the book as a whole But, that really isn t the book s fo


  5. says:

    Not that good, it slike a long list of names of who got murdered for control of the city with the occasional anecdote and the he build this and she build that with a long index of monuments at the end that seems copy pasted from wikipedia.


  6. says:

    This is a book I enjoyed reading..With my general love of history, the author introduced me to pre Ottoman Istanbul, which revealed to me along with Ottoman and Republican Istanbul this what weight and value this beautiful city has in world history making me love Istanbul even ..The author divides


  7. says:

    John Freely s reference book can be identified as tale of three cities Byzantium, Constantinople and stanbul This lyric tale, which attracts the reader from the very first page, just starting with ethymological roots of stanbul stin poli , i.e to the city, no other name is needed to identify it as Freely b


  8. says:

    I bought this book on the road back from Istanbul, a city I enjoyed very much during a week long visit Istanbul The Imperial City by John Freely is exactly what I should have been reading before visiting it is a history of the city sprinkled with descriptions of the buildings and landmarks still visible at the midd


  9. says:

    This book about Byzantium Constantinople Istanbul, by the American teacher John Freely, is a curious read It purports to be a chronological history of the city, yet is in fact mostly a string of anecdotes about the doings of its sometime rulers interspersed with the odd undigested gobbet of political history It has none of


  10. says:

    Too many facts to really digest by reading it through, but lots of information for someone visiting Istanbul that provides a significant depth of knowledge.I would have rated it lower if I had to read it all in one sitting probably too overwhelming for that but if you spread it out, you can see patterns and understand the flow of th


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