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Istanbul, Memories and the City

Istanbul, Memories and the City

by Orhan Pamuk

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

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

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)

Eyewitness Guide Turkey

Eyewitness Guide Turkey

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 420 PAGES

Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book provides a thorough overview of history, traditions and sights. (TKY82, $30.00)

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)

 
Turkey Adventure Map

Turkey Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper, this clear, double-sided map in the growing series covers all Turkey at a scale of 1:1,200,000. (TKY21, $11.95)

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 pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture. (TKY127, $9.95)

Eyewitness Top Ten Istanbul

Eyewitness Top Ten Istanbul


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A handy pocket guide, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions. (TKY150, $14.00)

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)

Classical Turkish Cooking

Classical Turkish Cooking


by Ayla Esen Algar

  • FOOD
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Algar's enchanting cookbook includes easy-to-follow Turkish recipes and delightful vignettes about their traditional origins. Everything we've made has been fantastic! (TKY255, $19.99)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean


by Michael Grant

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 374 PAGES

Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots. (MED10, $20.00)

Turkey, The Quest for Identity

Turkey, The Quest for Identity


by Feroz Ahmad

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES

In this concise history, Ahmad presents Turkey as a nation caught between the ideologies of East and West, honored as the first secular republic in the Islamic world. (TKY286, $16.99)

Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know

Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know


by Andrew Finkel

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 188 PAGES

From the Kurdish question to economic policy, Turkey's role in Iraq and its quest for EU membership, Finkel illuminates the past and present of this strategically important nation in lively, straightforward prose. The Istanbul-based journalist brings balance and insight to the task. (TKY230, $16.95)

Sites of Antiquity, From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome

Sites of Antiquity, From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome


by Charles Freeman

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 248 PAGES

Enticing aerial shots, detailed site plans, glorious modern photographs and illustrations illuminate 50 key monuments, cities or sites of the Mediterranean world, from Giza, Luxor and Karnak to the Parthenon, Ephesus, Pergamon, Petra and Constantinople. (MED150, $50.00)

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)

Anatolian Days & Nights

Anatolian Days & Nights


by Angie Brenner | Joy Stocke

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

When Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner meet on the balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, they think they have only a mutual friend and a summer dream in common. Soon, they discover a shared love of travel, history, culture, cuisine, and literature; and they begin a ten-year odyssey through Turkey. (TKY268, $16.95)

Rumi, Past and Present, East and West : The Life, Teaching, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi

Rumi, Past and Present, East and West : The Life, Teaching, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi


by Franklin D. Lewis

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 686 PAGES

This award-winning work examines the background and the continuing significance of Jalal al-Din Rumi. Includes new translations of over fifty of Rumi's poems and never-before-seen prose. (TKY263, $29.95)

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)

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)

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)

Memed, My Hawk

Memed, My Hawk


by Yasar Kemal

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

From Turkey's master storyteller comes this deceptively simple tale of a rebellious boy in the Taurus Mountains of rural Turkey. (TKY57, $15.95)

Snow

Snow


by Orhan Pamuk | Maureen Freely

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

The prominent contemporary Turkish author examines the clash between East and West in this story of a snowbound village and its inhabitants in modern Turkey. (TKY93, $15.95)

The Iliad

The Iliad


by Homer | Robert Fagles

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 704 PAGES

In the excellent Fagles translation -- here presented in a deluxe paper edition -- Homer's Trojan epic hasn't aged a bit in the last 2,700 years. Take it along to Troy and the Aegean. (GRE173, $18.00)

The Janissary Tree

The Janissary Tree


by Jason Goodwin

  • MYSTERY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

With beautiful descriptions of Istanbul and its palaces, this engaging and bizarre historical mystery will keep you reading. The Ottoman Empire mysteries continue with The Snake Stone (TKY156, $14.00) and The Bellini Card (TKY191, $25.00), set in 1840s Venice. (TKY125, $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)

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