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Greek Islands & the Turquoise Coast

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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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The Lycian Shore

TKY249
Freya Stark
St. Martins
2011
216
1848853122
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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,
$17.95

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

National Geographic Istanbul and Western Turkey

TKY234
Tristan Rutherford
National Geographic
2011
272
1426207085
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Abundantly illustrated with a focus on maps and sightseeing, this compact guide includes 50 pages on Cappadocia, the Turquoise Coast and other popular destinations.
$22.95

Turkish Coast Adventure Map

TKY103
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
1566956129
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map (1:760,000), perfect for anyone sailing the Turquoise Coast, shows the western Turkey from Istanbul to Antalya and beyond.
$11.95

Greece Map

GRE24
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067172018
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

GRE37
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
400
1465460020
PAPER
Guidebook
6/20/2017
0
0
0
0
Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens.
$28.00

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

TKY07
John Freely
St. Martins
2004
403
1850436185
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of the ancient sites of the Turkish coast from Istanbul to Gallipoli to Antioch, Pergamum, Ephesus and Halicarnassus.
$26.00

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.
$20.00

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

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

Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, The Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades

EUR192
Piers Paul Read
Griffin Publishing
2009
350
0312555385
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Knights Templar from their formation immediately following the First Crusade to their forced disbandment under the jealous auspices of Pope Clement V and King Philip IV of France.
$18.99

Beneath the Seven Seas, Adventures With The Institute of Nautical Archaeology

TKY238
Geo Bass (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
2005
256
0500051364
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This collection of first-hand accounts by underwater archaeologists includes 350 color illustrations and is a nice companion for visits to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Turkey.
$39.95

Byzantium, From Antiquity to the Renaissance

TKY235
Thomas F. Mathews
Yale University Press
2010
176
0300167660
PAPER
Art & Architecture
9/21/2010
0
0
0
0
This definitive introduction to Byzantine art, which includes over 100 color plates, puts the empire's artistic development into historical context, showing how it provided an essential bridge between classical and renaissance Europe.
$24.00

The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul

TKY266
Richard Yeomans
Perseus
2012
260
1859642241
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An erudite and fully illustrated overview of Istanbul’s Ottoman artistic heritage, tracing the city’s evolving art and architectural styles from the conqueror’s arrival in the fifteenth century to the collapse of Ottoman rule at the close of the First World War.
$75.00

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

TKY258
Jeremy Seal
Bloomsbury USA
2012
320
1608194353
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

South from Ephesus

TKY275
Brian Sewell
St. Martins
2012
288
1780761201
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
$15.95

The Magic of Turkey, A Guide to the Turkish Coast

TKY225
Alfredo Giacon
Sheridan House
2008
192
1574092707
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

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

The Magus

GRE131
John Fowles
Back Bay Books
2001
672
0440351626
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bestselling tale of a teacher from England who settles on a Greek island and befriends its wealthy owner, only to find himself caught up in a frightening test of his own sanity.
$17.00

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Alexander the Great

GRE17
Robin Lane Fox
Penguin Putnam
2004
568
0143035134
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A popular biography of Alexander the Great, noteworthy for its scholarship, great descriptions and psychological insight.
$18.00

Dinner with Persephone

GRE28
Patricia Storace
Vintage Books
1997
398
0679744789
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The pleasures and complexities of contemporary Greece, marvelously described by an American poet spending a year there. Storace intertwines her own perceptions with the history of the country and the influence of pop culture on the classical landscape.
$18.00

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, the book follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Is
$16.00

The Histories

MED15
Herodotus
Penguin
1994
656
0140449086
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In what may be the first travel book, Herodotus records the heroic struggle between Europe and Asia that culminated in the invasion of Greece by Xerxes.
$13.00

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

ITL29
Christopher Scarre
Penguin Putnam
1995
144
0140513299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and its expansion throughout North Africa and the Mediterranean, illustrated with ingenious color maps on many topics (political borders, trade, defense, religion) and 80 color photographs.
$21.00

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

The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923

TKY36
Justin McCarthy
Addison-Wesley
1997
424
0582256550
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the history, customs and traditions of Ottoman Turkey, complete with maps and illustrations.
$90.33

Lords of the Horizons

TKY44
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2003
351
0312420668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

The Turkish Embassy Letters

TKY45
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Trafalgar Square
1994
190
1853816795
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The unconventional wife of the British ambassador, Lady Montagu delights in Turkish life and society in these lively letters.
$17.95

In the Steps of St. Paul

MED70
H.V. Morton
Da Capo Press
2002
528
030681112X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Playing both pilgrim and traveler in this book, Morton charmingly mixes history with offhand humor, anecdote and keen observation. Bible in hand, he journeys through Syria, Cyprus, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece and Rhodes, ending fittingly at the Tomb of St. Paul.
$22.00

The Iliad

GRE173
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2002
704
0140275363
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bard’s tale of the Trojan War in all its fury and glory, this wonderful translation brings all the power of the original to English.
$19.00

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

Portrait of a Turkish Family

TKY83
Irfan Orga
Sickle Moon
2003
332
0907871828
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This splendid memoir of life in Istanbul in the years surrounding World War I captures the spirit and flavor of the city in the last days of the Ottoman empire. Orga's son supplies an illuminating forward, filling in biographical details.
$37.00

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

GRE190
Artemis Leontis (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1997
288
1883513049
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
$14.95

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

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Istanbul

TKY150
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
192
146544579X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions.
$14.00

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

MED138
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2010
400
0306818574
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Turkish Coast, Through Writers' Eyes

TKY193
Rupert Scott
Sickle Moon
2008
300
1906011095
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
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.
$35.00

Ionia, A Quest

TKY224
Freya Stark
St. Martins
2010
304
184885191X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
5/25/2010
0
0
0
0
With Herodotus as her travelling companion, Stark travels from Smyrna along the coast of Western Turkey, visiting ancient sites from Troy to the Island of Rhodes in this classic account of her 1952 adventure.
$18.00

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology

TKY226
Jerome Murphy O'Connor
Michael Glazier
2008
289
081465259X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Land of Lost Gods, The Search for Classical Greece

GRE462
Richard Stoneman
St. Martins
2011
376
1848854234
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A lively account of discovery. Quoting liberally from original texts, Stoneman tells the riveting stories of Greek adventurers and scholars, including Cyriac of Ancona's quest to record the appearance of the Parthenon, Jacques Spon's quarrel with Guillet de St-Georges about the topography of Athens and the deluded forgeries of the Abbe Fourmont.
$21.00

An Evil Eye

TKY240
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2012
336
1250002435
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Insight Select Istanbul

TKY241
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2011
192
9812822704
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Suggested walks, out-of-the-way shops and the latest rooftop restaurants are all included in this discerning pocket guide.
$15.00

The Oracle of Stamboul, A Novel

TKY246
Michael David Lukas
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
294
0062012096
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this affecting debut novel, Lukas follows the fate of a remarkable girl (the Oracle of Stamboul) from her birth in the Ottoman city of Constanta on the Black Sea to her role as advisor to the sultan in Constantinople.
$13.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Turkey's Southwest Coast

TKY264
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
144
0756696747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions.
$14.00