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 thirty-seven years ago, 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 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 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.
John Freely is the author of over thirty travel books and guides including Istanbul: The Imperial City. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey. 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...
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

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/