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Along the Ancient Trade Routes of Eastern Turkey and Georgia

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Black Sea

RUS46
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1996
306
0809015935
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this skillful regional portrait, Ascherson weaves his own travels and impressions with a fascinating account of the Black Sea's history. From ancient mythology to modern politics, he admirably never loses sight of the sea itself.
$22.00

Eyewitness Guide Turkey

TKY82
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
420
146544050X
PAPER
Guidebook
7/15/2013
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book provides a thorough overview of history, traditions and sights.
$30.00

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

TKY08
Mary Lee Settle
Touchstone
1991
253
0671779974
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary.
$16.99

Turkey Map

TKY29
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3707903303
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This shaded relief map includes a detailed map of Western Turkey (1:800,000) on the reverse.
$14.95

Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan Map

CCS01
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2011
2
3850843289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travel map of the Caucasus at a scale 1:1,000,000.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Georgia

CCS03
Tim Burford
Bradt Publications
2015
288
1841625566
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient guide is a personal, detailed overview of Georgia. It includes coverage of the Black Sea coast, Tbilisi and other major towns, as well as information on history, culture and accommodations.
$26.99

Culture Smart! Turkey

TKY127
Charlotte McPherson
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

CCS05
John Noble
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1742207588
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide featuring a good overview of culture, history and nature, 16 pages of color photos, 40 maps and a language guide.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul

TKY151
Verity Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786572346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the city of Istanbul that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

Lonely Planet Turkish Phrasebook

TKY115
Arzu Kurklu
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
260
1743211953
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. With a 2,000-word mini-dictionary.
$9.99

A Short History of Byzantium

TKY18
John Julius Norwich
Alfred Knopf
1998
432
0679772693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

A Traveller's History of Turkey

TKY13
Richard Stoneman
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
247
1566566207
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An accessible, well-written overview of Turkish history from the Paleolithic to the present.
$14.95

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History

TKY43
Seton Lloyd
University of California Press
2013
240
0520220420
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times I

CCS57
Richard G. Hovannisian (Editor)
St. Martins
2004
384
1403964211
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This first book in the authoritative two-volume history of Armenia, with contributions by leading experts, covers antiquity to the 14th century.
$53.00

Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, Vol. II

CCS58
Richard G. Hovannisian (Editor)
St. Martins
2004
512
140396422X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This second book in the two-volume history, subtitled "Foreign Dominion to Statehood" continues from the 15th to the 20th century.
$53.00

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

MED50
Maurice Obregon
Random House
2002
132
067978344X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses and other explorers of the ancient world are recreated in this personal account of ships, navigation and geographical discovery.
$15.00

Crescent and Star

TKY64
Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
265
0374531404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

In Search of Myths and Heroes, Exploring Four Epic Legends of the World

EXP39
Michael Wood
University of California Press
2006
272
0520251709
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The companion book to a PBS series. Wood sets out (lucky man) in search of Shangri-La, Jason of the Golden Fleece, Queen of Sheba and King Arthur.
$26.95

The Black Sea, A History

EUR173
Charles King
Oxford University Press
2005
296
019928394X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this lively and entertaining book, which is based on extensive research in multiple languages, King investigates the myriad connections that have made the Black Sea more of a bridge than a boundary, linking religious communities, linguistic groups, empires, and later, nations and states.
$38.95

The Georgian Feast

CCS02
Darra Goldstein
University of California Press
2013
229
0520219295
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Historian and food expert Goldstein explores the food, traditions and geography of Georgia, as beautiful as it is bountiful, in this savory cultural history. With illustrations by delightful 19th-century primitivist Niko Pisosmani.
$29.95

Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know

TKY230
Andrew Finkel
Oxford University Press
2011
188
019973304X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Caucasus, A Journey to the Land between Christianity and Islam

CCS25
Nicholas Griffin
University of Chicago Press
2004
256
0226308596
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of travels in the Caucasus in the footsteps of Imam Shamil, a Muslim who resisted the Russians in the 19th century. The book is a portrait of the people, land and issues in the region.
$23.00

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Vintage Books
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

Stories I Stole, A Journey to Georgia

CCS22
Wendell Steavenson
Grove Press
2004
277
080214067X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Witty, engaging and attuned to the complexities of history and ethnicity, Steavenson, a veteran journalist, spins lyrical tales of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia as it crumbles around her in the late 1990s.
$13.00

Ali and Nino, A Love Story

CCS26
Paul Theroux (Afterword), Kurban Said
Overlook Press
2013
240
0385720408
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply sentimental tale, set in Baku in the years before WWI, of an Azerbaijani Muslim boy in love with a Georgian Christian girl, originally published in 1937.
$15.95

Argonautica

MED192
Rhodius Apollonius
Harvard University Press
2009
511
0674996305
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This new edition of the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library offers a fresh translation and an improved text by William H. Rice.
$26.00

Birds Without Wings

TKY91
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
2005
480
1400079322
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

From Scythia to Camelot

CCS56
Linda Malcor, C. Scott Littleton
Routledge
2000
424
0815335660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Malchor and Littleton boldy argue that the legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and the Holy Grail are derived from folklore of ancient Sythia.
$42.95

Snow

TKY93
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely (Translator)
Alfred Knopf
2005
448
0375706860
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings

RUS232
Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Penguin
1998
198
0140446753
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This sampling of Pushkin's short stories includes his autobiographical "A Journey to Arzrum," the tale of travels from Moscow across the Caucasus and Georgia to Turkey during the war of 1829.
$14.00

The Argonautika, The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece

GRE92
Apollonius of Rhodes, Peter Green (Translator)
University of California Press
2007
474
0520253930
PAPER
Literature
12/7/2007
0
0
0
0
The exciting narrative of Jason and the Argonauts on their Quest for the Golden Fleece is retold in this new translation of the Argonautika.
$31.95

The Janissary Tree

TKY125
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2007
336
0374178607
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Towers of Trebizond

TKY15
Rose MacAulay, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
277
159017058X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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 Trebizond.
$16.00

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Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire

TKY17
Bernard Lewis
University of Oklahoma Press
1989
187
0806110600
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
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.
$24.95

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

EUR23
John Lowden
Phaidon Press
1997
448
0714831689
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to the architectural heritage of the early Christian period (860-1453), with a survey of the philosophy and intellectual climate of the time.
$29.95

The Ottoman Centuries

ITL54
Lord Kinross
William Morrow & Company
1988
638
0688080936
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.99

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$59.95

Black Dog of Fate, A Memoir

CCS12
Peter Balakian
Hachette
2009
304
0465010199
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This powerful memoir combines Balakian's coming-of-age as an Armenian-American in New Jersey with his growing realization of the horrors suffered by his family in the Armenian genocide of 1915 in Ottoman Turkey.
$16.99

Eastward to Tartary

CAS45
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2001
364
0375705767
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A glimpse into the people and history that color the countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Caucasus and finally Central Asia, in a loosely organized travelogue by the author of the acclaimed Balkan Ghosts.
$16.95

Hadji Murad

CCS18
Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude (Translator)
Modern Library
2003
192
0812967119
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A short war novel by the incomparable, masterful Russian writer. Set in the 19th-century Caucasus it is inspired by Tolstoy's time as a soldier and narrates conflicts between the occupying Russians and Muslim groups in the region.
$15.00

The New Great Game, Blood and Oil in Central Asia

CAS112
Lutz Kleveman
Grove Press
2004
291
0802141722
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account of current policies and conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia, full of interviews, anecdote, history and polemic.
$15.00

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

TKY114
Roger Crowley
Hyperion
2006
304
1401308503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
$16.00

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

MED90
Mitchell Reddish, Clyde Fant
Oxford University Press
2003
395
0195139186
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the places, history and archaeology of the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, geared for the traveler.
$29.99

Pawn in Frankincense

SCT97
Dorothy Dunnett
Vintage Books
1997
512
0679777466
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Literature of Georgia, A History

CCS35
Donald Rayfield
Routledge
1999
320
0700711635
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of Georgia's diverse 1,500-year literary tradition.
$190.00

Fodor's Turkey

TKY160
Caroli Trefler (Editor)
Fodor's
2014
464
0804141916
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide, from Fodor's popular series, is saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights and restaurants.
$25.99