"Life in the city, against the backdrop of the changing political fortunes of the Ottomans, is well documented. . . . A rich mosaic of information." —New York Times Book Review
"Thoroughly documented, this is a splendid introduction to one of the first truly cosmopolitan cities." —Kirkus Reviews
"This very readable book will appeal to history buffs." —Booklist
About the Author
Philip Mansel is the author of Dressed to Rule, Louis XVIII, Paris Between Empires, and Prince of Europe. He writes for such publications as the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Spectator, and the TLS.