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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 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
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 432 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)

 
A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey


by Mitchell Reddish | Clyde Fant

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 395 PAGES

A guide to the places, history and archaeology of the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, geared for the traveler. (MED90, $29.99)

Culture Smart! Turkey

Culture Smart! Turkey


by Charlotte McPherson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

Take along this pocket guide to local 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
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 259 PAGES

With essential vocabulary for the traveler. (TKY115, $8.99)

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)

Secrets of the Turkish Kitchen


by Angie Mitchell

  • FOOD
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 129 PAGES

Mitchell draws on her experience running cooking classes in Bodrum for this beautifully illustrated, easy-to-follow guide to Turkish cooking and domestic life. With 111 recipes. (TKY269, $37.50)

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)

From the Holy Mountain, A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

From the Holy Mountain, A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East


by William Dalrymple

  • RELIGION
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

In this beautifully written hymn to Eastern Christianity, Dalrymple follows the journeys of ancient monks and scholars through Istanbul, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. (MDE49, $22.00)

Islam, The Straight Path

Islam, The Straight Path


by John L. Esposito

  • RELIGION
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader. (MDE22, $55.95)

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire


by Bernard Lewis

  • HISTORY
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 187 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

In this slim volume the great Islamic scholar describes the invasion of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453, evoking the city at this pivotal moment in its long history. (TKY17, $24.95)

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)

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)

The Ottoman Centuries

The Ottoman Centuries


by Lord Kinross

  • HISTORY
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 638 PAGES

A richly detailed, engrossing history of the Ottoman Empire from its dawn in 1300 up to the foundation of the modern republic in 1923, enhanced by maps and photos. (ITL54, $18.99)

Turkey, The Quest for Identity

Turkey, The Quest for Identity


by Feroz Ahmad

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES
  • COMING IN JUNE

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 -- and features in our Essential Reading for the Turquiose Coast. 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)

Turquoise, A Chef's Travels in Turkey

Turquoise, A Chef's Travels in Turkey


by Greg and Lucy Malouf

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 356 PAGES

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

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)

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)

Pawn in Frankincense

Pawn in Frankincense


by Dorothy Dunnett

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Set in and around Topkapi Palace during the time of Suleyman the Magnificent, exiled Scottish nobleman Francis Crawford, under the guise of a mission for the Sultan, searches for his son in the Ottoman Empire. The fourth book in Dunnett's rousing Lymond Chronicles. (SCT97, $17.00)

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 Bellini Card

The Bellini Card


by Jason Goodwin

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Jason Goodwin (Lords of the Horizon) artfully weaves murder and mystery with historical figures and marvelous setting in this third installment in the Edgar Award-winning series, in which Istanbul's new sultan dispatches Yashim to Venice solve a trail of murders associated with a highly-sought after painting, a portrait of none other than Mehmet the Conqueror by Gentile Bellini. The most prestigious Venetian artist of his day, Bellini (1429-1507) was indeed asked to paint the great Sultan Mehmet II (and the portrait attributed to him is in London's National Gallery). It follows The Jannisary Tree and The Snake Stone, and, both deliciously set amongst the muezzins and minarets of 1830s Istanbul. (TKY191, $16.00)

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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