A Tale of Three CitiesBook - 2017
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul-- one city, where stories and histories collide. The gateway between East and West, North and South, it has been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Hughes takes us on an historical journey from the Neolithic to the present, exploring the ways that Istanbul's influence has spun out to shape the wider world. This is the story not just of emperors, viziers, caliphs, and sultans, but of the poor and the voiceless, of the women and men whose aspirations and dreams have continuously reinvented Istanbul.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Characteristics: xxix, 800 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm