Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City by Hilary Sumner-boydStrolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City by Hilary Sumner-boyd

Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City

byHilary Sumner-boyd, John Freely

Paperback | January 19, 2010

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Available for the first time since its original publication in 1973, this classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely is published in a completely revised and updated edition. Taking the reader on foot through Istanbul, 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 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.
Hilary Sumner-Boyd (1910-1976) 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magisterial work, The Seven Hills of Constantinople: A Study of the Byzantine and Turkish Monuments of the City, was unpublished at the time of his death in 1977 and is now being prepared for publication by Bosphorus University Press....
Title:Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.74 × 5.14 × 1.53 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1848851545

ISBN - 13:9781848851542


Editorial Reviews

"As a guide to the city, John was peerless; it is doubtful whether any westerner in the late 20th century had a better understanding of it than he.
... What makes Strolling Through Istanbul so unusual is its combination of erudition and first-hand observation."