This is a great historical overview of Istambul.
An easy read, it follows the trajectory of the city's fabled history in a smooth chronological rhythm with each period captured in quickie chapters of fifteen pages.
If you are interested in history and want to delve deep into Istanbul's history while visiting here, then I strongly recommend this book.
I'd give the book 3.5 stars if I could. I purchased book well traveling in Istanbul. Previously I had read "Jerusalem" by Simon Montefiore, which was a beautifully written... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jonathan A.
A good summary of the city's history
Would benefit from a map or two to locate the bewildering assortment of architectural monuments that are lost, hidden or still standing
I bough this book at the Istanbul airport, after visiting the city for a few days. While preparin the trip, I had read a few guides and books, but John Freely's "Istambul"... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rui Grilo
I started in the section dealing with the medieval Byzantine emperors, and I have to say I was not impressed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by person1
cover good quality. notes in the inside written with pencil, just one page with pen written notes. globally satisfacting condition.Published 8 months ago by Cris
I'll be traveling to Istanbul in the spring, and I like to do as much research as possible on my vacation destination. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Louis
Great information. Had the kindle version and the maps did not come with it. Good tour guide info in last sectionPublished 17 months ago by pendermd