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The Lycian Shore

The Lycian Shore

by Freya Stark

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

The Lycian coast and hinterlands are thoroughly explored in this reprint of a classic account of a 1950s journey by the stalwart Freya Stark, one of our heroines. Heading south from Smyrna, Stark explores rock tombs of Xanthus, shores of the Dalyan River, Hellenic cities of Termessos and Pirge and other sites along the Aegean. (TKY249, $17.00)

Crescent and Star

Crescent and Star

by Stephen Kinzer

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 265 PAGES

This insightful, anecdotal report on contemporary life, culture and politics in Turkey comes from a former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief who is especially attuned to the powerful geographic position of Turkey and its multiple identities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. (TKY64, $17.00)

Culture Smart! Turkey

Culture Smart! Turkey

by Charlotte McPherson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture. (TKY127, $9.95)

Insight Guide Turkey

Insight Guide Turkey

by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

With separate chapters on Istanbul, Ephesus, the Aegean Coast, Lycia, and Cappadocia, this handy guide features hundreds of photographs and essays on history, culture and nature. (TKY38, $24.99)

Turkey Map

Turkey Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • 2011
  • MAP

This shaded relief map includes a detailed map of Western Turkey (1:800,000) on the reverse. (TKY29, $14.95)

 
Istanbul Map

Istanbul Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A laminated, colorful map of Istanbul at a scale of 1:11,000. (TKY65, $8.95)

Turkish Coast Adventure Map

Turkish Coast Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

This handy map (1:760,000), perfect for anyone sailing the Turquoise Coast, shows the western Turkey from Istanbul to Antalya and beyond. (TKY103, $11.95)

Baedeker Turkish Coast

Baedeker Turkish Coast


by Ralf Becks

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 394 PAGES

This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map. (TKY291, $20.00)

Eyewitness Top Ten Turkey's Southwest Coast

Eyewitness Top Ten Turkey's Southwest Coast


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions. (TKY264, $14.00)

Insight Select Istanbul

Insight Select Istanbul


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

Suggested walks, out-of-the-way shops and the latest rooftop restaurants are all included in this discerning pocket guide. (TKY241, $15.00)

Lonely Planet Turkish Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Turkish Phrasebook


by Arzu Kurklu

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. With a 2,000-word mini-dictionary. (TKY115, $9.99)

Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast: Including Cappadocia

Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast: Including Cappadocia


by Jessica Tamturk

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Istanbul and the Turkish Coast. (TKY229, $21.99)

The Western Shores of Turkey, Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts

The Western Shores of Turkey, Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts


by John Freely

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 403 PAGES

An excellent overview of the ancient sites of the Turkish coast from Istanbul to Gallipoli to Antioch, Pergamum, Ephesus and Halicarnassus. (TKY07, $26.00)

Turquoise, A Chef's Travels in Turkey

Turquoise, A Chef's Travels in Turkey


by Greg and Lucy Malouf

  • FOOD
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 356 PAGES

This sumptuous book combines travel, recipes and stunning color photographs of landscapes, people, food and traditions. (TKY192, $50.00)

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West


by Roger Crowley

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks. (TKY114, $16.00)

A Short History of Byzantium

A Short History of Byzantium


by John Julius Norwich

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A richly detailed and evocative history of the span of the great empire from the fourth to the 15th century, brimming with intrigue, palace revolution and treachery. (TKY18, $19.00)

A Traveller's History of Turkey

A Traveller's History of Turkey


by Richard Stoneman

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

An accessible, well-written overview of Turkish history from the Paleolithic to the present. (TKY13, $14.95)

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History


by Seton Lloyd

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A lively tale of cultures and conquest, from the Hittites to St. Paul, that illuminates the living past of Turkey's archaeological treasures. This classic by Professor Lloyd, first director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, is now in a 25th anniversary edition. (TKY43, $29.95)

Lords of the Horizons

Lords of the Horizons


by Jason Goodwin

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 351 PAGES

Goodwin artfully combines his modern travels with scholarship, history and reflection, capturing the outrageous personalities, events and vagaries of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire. (TKY44, $18.00)

Osman's Dream, The History of the Ottoman Empire

Osman's Dream, The History of the Ottoman Empire


by Caroline Finkel

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 688 PAGES

An ambitious, scholarly history of an 600-year empire that, at its height, streteched from Central Asia to the Levant, Danube and North Africa. (EUR200, $21.00)

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology


by Jerome Murphy O'Connor

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 289 PAGES

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor transports us back to the ancient city of Ephesus during its heyday, including contemporary accounts from Roman to biblical times and featuring a guided walk through the city as a center of Paul's teachings. (TKY226, $29.95)

Istanbul, Memories and the City

Istanbul, Memories and the City


by Orhan Pamuk

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches. (TKY99, $16.95)

Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River

Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River


by Jeremy Seal

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Jeremy Seal sets out in a kayak across the Anatolian plateau to explore, mixing history, travel and incisive commentary on Turkey today in his third book on the country. He is, ahem, digressive, though that is part of the charm of this engrossing travelogue. (TKY258, $18.00)

South from Ephesus

South from Ephesus


by Brian Sewell

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

The sharp-tongued, often petulant but marvelously witty British art critic travels from Ephesus to archaeological sites along the Turkish Aegean to Priene, Miletus, Bodrum and beyond in this reprint of his quirky 1988 classic. (TKY275, $18.00)

The Magic of Turkey, A Guide to the Turkish Coast

The Magic of Turkey, A Guide to the Turkish Coast


by Alfredo Giacon

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This spirited account of an Italian couple's two-year voyage covers the bays, anchorages, ancient sites and allure of the coast from Izmir to Bodrum, Fethiye and Antalya. (TKY225, $19.95)

The Turkish Embassy Letters

The Turkish Embassy Letters


by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

The unconventional wife of the British ambassador, Lady Montagu delights in Turkish life and society in these lively letters. (TKY45, $17.95)

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History


by Justin Marozzi

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel. (MED138, $16.95)

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place


by Mary Lee Settle

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 253 PAGES

Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary. (TKY08, $16.99)

An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye


by Jason Goodwin

  • MYSTERY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Back from Venice, investigator Yashim is drawn into the mysterious and dangerous intrigues of the sultan's seraglio at Topkapi Palace in the fourth novel of the Edgar Award-winning author's internationally-acclaimed Ottoman Empire Series. (TKY240, $15.00)

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings


by Louis De Bernieres

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

De Bernieres offers sweeping historical scope, memorable characters, drama and many new vocabulary words in this stupendous novel set in Anatolia during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. (TKY91, $16.00)

The Towers of Trebizond

The Towers of Trebizond


by Rose MacAulay | Jan Morris

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

Mixing high farce, archaeology, history and lively travel writing, Rose MacAulay's impossibly witty short novel is back in a new edition. Originally published in 1956, MacAulay follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Istanbul to Trabzon. (TKY15, $16.00)

Turkish Coast, Through Writers' Eyes

Turkish Coast, Through Writers' Eyes


by Rupert Scott

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

Editor Rupert Scott reels in dozens of authors, ancient and modern, for this appealing collection of tales set on the shores of Ancient Caria and Lycia, today's Turquoise Coast, including Homer, Lord Byron, Edith Wharton, Freya Stark and Louis de Bernieres. (TKY193, $33.95)

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