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Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Random House
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

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

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

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

Turkey Adventure Map

TKY21
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
3876608333
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

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

Fodor's Istanbul's 25 Best

TKY185
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143455
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide with a pullout map covers with style what to see, where to go and what to do.
$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

Classical Turkish Cooking

TKY255
Ayla Esen Algar
William Morrow & Company
1999
320
0060931639
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Algar's enchanting cookbook includes easy-to-follow Turkish recipes and delightful vignettes about their traditional origins. Everything we've made has been fantastic!
$19.99

Eat Smart in Turkey, How to Decifer the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

TKY317
Joan Peterson
Gingko Press
2004
160
096411688X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part of the award-winning Eat Smart series, this culinary travel guide is a succinct introduction to the food culture of Turkey. Rather than focusing on specific restaurants and famous chefs, the overview tells travelers what the country serves best, leading the way to adventurous ordering.
$13.95

Turkish Delights, Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea

TKY316
John Gregory-smith
National Book Network
2016
240
1909487481
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Introducing traditional Turkish cuisine region-by-region, this cookbook presents over 100 dishes. Gregory-Smith includes traditional breakfasts, fiery kebabs, stews, mouth-watering street food, sweet dishes and much more.
$29.95

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

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

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

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

Istanbul, City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World

TKY314
Thomas F. Madden
Penguin Putnam
2016
400
0670016608
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The first single-volume history of Istanbul published in decades, this intricate work combines the latest scholarship with entertaining narrative, covering 2,000 years of glorious, outsized history.
$32.00

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

Midnight at the Pera Palace, The Birth of Modern Istanbul

TKY288
Charles King
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
480
0393351866
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A 20th-century history of the Near East through the prism of one of its greatest cities, Istanbul, and its famous hotel, the Pera Palace.
$16.95

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

The Islamic Enlightenment, The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

ISL124
Christopher de Bellaigue
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
560
0871403730
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With a fresh perspective on the major Islamic countries in the modern era, this authoritative work charts the reformations that began growing in Istanbul, Cairo and Tehran in the 19th century and continue today.
$35.00

Turkey, The Quest for Identity

TKY286
Feroz Ahmad
Oneworld Publications
2014
252
1780743017
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

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

Golden Treasures of Troy, The Dream of Heinrich Schliemann

TKY28
Herve Duchene
Harry N. Abrams
1996
144
0810928256
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A colorful pocket-size encyclopedia, this jewel of a book tells the complete story of Schliemann and his extraordinary discovery of Troy.
$12.95

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

MED150
Charles Freeman
Blue Guides
2009
248
1905131313
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$50.00

Anatolian Days & Nights

TKY268
Angie Brenner, Joy Stocke
Aa Balkema
2012
245
098391880
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate

REL92
Karen Armstrong
Houghton Mifflin Company
2015
160
0544617398
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this stirring biography, Karen Armstrong postulates that St. Paul contributed more to the spread of Christianity than any other person in history.
$20.00

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, Hellenic cities of Termessos and Pirge and other sites along the Aegean.
$17.00

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

Turkey Rediscovered: A Land Between Tradition and Modernity

TKY306
Hayworth, Eugene H. (Translator), Reichert, Klaus
Haus Publishing
2016
120
1909961086
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Riechart embarks on a cultural and archaeological tour of Turkey, stopping in Istanbul and exploring Anatolia and the Aegean Coast in the footsteps of Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan while pondering the role of Turkish traditions in the modern age.
$22.95

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

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

Memed, My Hawk

TKY57
Yasar Kemal
NYRB
2005
192
159017139X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From Turkey's master storyteller comes this deceptively simple tale of a rebellious boy in the Taurus Mountains of rural Turkey.
$16.95

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

The Architect's Apprentice

TKY293
Elif Shafak
Viking
2016
384
0143108301
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in 16th-century Istanbul, this tale of a young boy, a white elephant and Sinan, the soulful master architect for Sultan Mehmed is as much about these three characters as the growth of the Ottoman Empire.
$17.00

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

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

For Kids

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

GRE19
William F. Russell
Crown
1989
264
0517588374
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each.
$16.00

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People

GRE42
Anton Powell
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068216
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated guide to Greek history, life and culture from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
$48.75

The Children's Homer, The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

GRE46
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
2004
256
0689868839
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A three-time Newbery Award-winning author, Colum retells these classic tales from antiquity for young readers.
$9.99

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece

GRE60
Linda Honan
John Wiley & Son
1998
113
0471154547
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Subtitled "Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life," this book zooms in on the life of a family in ancient Greece, presenting their diet, clothing and way of life through 30 hands-on activities. Geared for kids ages 8-12.
$19.99

Troy

GRE156
Adele Geras
Harcourt Books
2002
352
0152045708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A highly acclaimed young adult novel, essentially a retelling of "The Iliad" from four Trojan teenagers' points of view. Adele Geras won critical kudos for her book's historical accuracy and YA vigor.
$7.99

Mosque

TKY89
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
96
054701547X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Written and illustrated by the award-winning MacAulay, this so-called children’s book is just as engaging for the parents with richly detailed illustrations of the art, architecture, design and construction of a 16th-century Turkish mosque. Informative and educational text accompanies the lavish pictures.
$9.95

The Road from Home, A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope

TKY116
David Kherdian
HarperCollins
1995
256
068814425X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Kherdian's compelling introduction to the history and experience of the 1915 Armenian genocide in Turkey focuses on the story of one girl (the author's mother) and her escape to America.
$8.99

Black Ships Before Troy, The Story of The Iliad

TKY171
Rosemary Sutcliff
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2005
160
055349483X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of the Trojan War story for younger readers, illustrated in watercolor.
$7.99

Dateline: Troy

TKY179
Paul Fleischman
Candlewick Press
2006
80
0763630845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Fleischman offers his readers modern equivalents for the events chronicled in the Illiad. This beautifully designed books parallels invented articles on the Trojan War with headlines about present day conflicts.
$8.99

Built to Last

GEN953
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
272
0547342403
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built, explaining their historical and cultural importance. Packed with wonderfully detailed illustrations, this book will appeal to all ages.
$24.99

Digging for Troy, From Homer to Hisarlik

GRE471
Jill Rubalcaba
2011
80
1580893279
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Tales of modern archeologists and their expeditions at Hisarlik -- the alleged site of ancient Troy -- becomes the stuff of legend in this fully-illustrated children's book for middle-readers.
$9.95

Blue Voyage

MED222
Diana Renn
Viking
2015
464
0670015598
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In order to save her family, teenaged Zan must help a band of criminals find priceless ancient treasure in an exciting quest through the Mediterranean that takes her from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to the caves of Cappadocia.
$18.99

Thieves of the Black Sea

TKY315
Joe O'neill
Perseus
2016
278
0990546993
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The fourth in the Red Hand Adventures series, this historical novel follows four young friends as they have hair-raising adventures on the Black Sea and in Turkey. Written for ages 9 to 12.
$9.95

More Books

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

Turkey, A Modern History

TKY10
Erik Zurcher
St. Martins
2004
245
1860649580
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively historical account of the Turkish state from 1780 to the establishment of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923. Special attention is given to the "Young Turk" movement and Kemil Ataturk in this comprehensive volume.
$35.00

The Secret History

TKY11
G. A. Williamson (Translator), Procopius
Penguin
2007
208
0140455280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This is historical mudslinging only a Byzantine could devise, a withering account of the scandals, intrigues and infidelities of the splendid empire and the court of Emperor Justinian by none other than its official historian.
$16.00

A Fez of the Heart, Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat

TKY16
Jeremy Seal
Harvest Books
1996
337
0156003937
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Deftly combining reporting, history, politics and travel, Seal doesn't really focus his Turkish travels entirely on the felt hat! It's just the pretext to comment on the country and the dramatic changes since the rise of Kemil Ataturk (who banned the Fez in 1925).
$20.95

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

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

MED23
Michael Wood
University of California Press
2001
256
0520231929
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated account of Alexander's ten-year conquest of 4th-century cities from Macedonia to Egypt, Persia, Central Asia and India.
$31.95

Istanbul, the Imperial City

TKY23
John Freely
Penguin Putnam
1998
432
0140244611
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fascinating history of the city from its foundation to the present is a guide for the curious traveler as well as an evocation of an illustrious past. Also included is a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums.
$18.00

Blue Guide Turkey

TKY27
Bernard McDonagh
Lightning Source
2001
704
0393321371
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The classic, massively researched guide to antiquities, art and historic sites throughout Turkey. This book is particularly valuable for its coverage of central and eastern Turkey.
$47.00

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

The Odyssey

GRE45
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2006
541
0006797193
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The blind bard’s epic in a translation celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness. Take it along for a voyage in Homeric lands and waters.
$17.00

In Search of the Trojan War

GRE52
Michael Wood
University of California Press
1998
288
0520215990
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This handsomely illustrated book examines the archaeology, history and legends of Troy -- a vivid analysis of the ancient world by the peripatetic anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Michael Wood.
$36.95

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

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

TKY33
Hugh and Nicole Pope
Overlook Press
2011
432
1590206908
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Revised and updated for this new edition, this engaging popular history focuses on the many paradoxes of Turkey since World War I. It's an opinionated, revealing portrait of the nation by a husband-and-wife team based in Istanbul.
$22.95

The Persian Boy

GRE74
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
419
0394751019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second of Renault's trilogy on the life and loves of Alexander the Great, this exhaustively researched historical novel focuses on Bagoas, the Persian slave boy who became the servant and lover of the king.
$16.95

Insight Guide Turkey

TKY38
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
448
1780052138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.99

Rough Guide Turkey

TKY48
Rosie Ayliffe, Mark Dubin, John Gawthrop
Rough Guides
2016
728
024124207X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the history, culture and attractions of Turkey for the visitor.
$27.99

Race of Scorpions

MED33
Dorothy Dunnett
Random House
1999
534
0375704795
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An absorbing tale of political intrigue set in the 15th-century Ottoman Empire and throughout the Mediterranean, including Cyprus.
$17.95

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

MDE49
William Dalrymple
Henry Holt and Company
1999
496
0805061770
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.00

Lonely Planet Turkey

TKY50
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
640
1786572354
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The most oft-sighted guidebook in the hands of travelers to Turkey, this completely re-designed Lonely Planet guide is even better than ever.
$27.99

Ataturk, The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey

TKY52
Andrew Mango
Overlook Press
2003
666
158567334X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mango expertly traces Ataturk's rise to power after World War I, when this complex leader created the modern Turkish state and redefined the relationship between Europe and the Middle East.
$24.95

Istanbul Map

TKY65
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3897071371
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, colorful map of Istanbul at a scale of 1:11,000.
$8.95

Byzantine Art and Architecture, An Introduction

MDE63
Lyn Rodley
Cambridge University Press
1996
394
0521357241
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A critical anthology for serious students of art.
$69.99

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

Gallipoli

WAR85
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
380
0060937084
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable and now classic account of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in Turkey.
$15.99

Eyewitness Guide Istanbul

TKY86
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
280
1465440631
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated guide features unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out map clearly marked with attractions and an easy-to-use street index.
$25.00

The Turks Today

TKY90
Andrew Mango
Overlook Press
2004
292
1585677566
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise history of Turkey since the death of Ataturk in 1938. In part II, Mango (the author of a biography of Ataturk) considers modern Turkey, its society, economy, politics and prospects.
$17.95

Essential Rumi

TKY95
Jelalludin Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator)
HarperCollins
2004
240
0062509594
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of poetry by the 13th-century Sufi mystic. Coleman renders a well-chosen selection of Persian estatic poetry into contemporary English.
$16.99

The Sultan's Kitchen, A Turkish Cookbook

TKY107
Ozcan Ozan
Periplus Editions
2001
962593944X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A nicely illustrated cookbook, featuring authentic recipes from Ozcan's restaurant of the same name in Boston, an overview of Turkish ingredients and menu suggestions.
$26.95

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

The Making of Modern Turkey

TKY123
Feroz Ahmad
Routledge
1993
252
0415078369
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This textbook covers the politics, economy, military developments and society of Turkey, from 1908 through the 1990s.
$63.95

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

Sailing From Byzantium, How A Lost Empire Shaped The World

TKY130
Colin Wells
Bantam Doubleday
2007
368
055338273X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Byzantine empire and its cultural, artistic, religious, philosophical and scientific legacy.
$17.00

Arabesque, A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon

MED99
Claudia Roden
Alfred Knopf
2006
352
030726498X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With 100 color photos of food, people and places, this enchanting cookbook by a leading authority is filled with not just subtle, simple recipes but also stories, culture and history.
$37.50

The Sultan's Seal

TKY137
Jenny White
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
368
0393329208
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
An atmospheric novel of murder, set in late nineteenth-century Ottoman Istanbul.
$22.95

The Trojan War: A New History

GRE296
Barry Strauss
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
288
074326441X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Talented historian Strauss combines information gleaned from Homer's epics with archaeology and ancient texts to weave a masterful and readable account of this legendary conflict.
$15.99

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

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

The Abyssinian Proof

TKY155
Jenny White
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
384
0393062058
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to The Sultan's Seal (TKY137), magistrate Kamil Pasha confronts smugglers and religious conflicts in Ottoman Istanbul.
$13.95

The Snake Stone

TKY156
Jason Goodwin
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
304
0312428022
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second of Goodwin's richly detailed Ottoman Empire mysteries puts eunuch detective Yashim on the trail of a murderer and missing Greek artifacts in 19-century Istanbul.
$22.00

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

The Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin De Busbecq, Imperial Ambassador at Constantinople, 1554-1562

TKY170
Edward Forster (Translator)
Louisiana State University Press
2005
265
0807130710
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Busbecq's detailed impressions of his visit to the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power under Suleyman the Magnificent.
$19.95

Dervishes

TKY175
Beth Helms
Picador USA
2008
311
0312426194
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Largely about a woman's world with absent husbands, this moving novel follows 12-year-old Canada and her mother Grace, American expatriates in Ankara, and their friends.
$22.00

The Bellini Card

TKY191
Jason Goodwin
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010
304
0312429355
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this third installment in the Edgar Award-winning series, Inspector Yashim travels to Venice in pursuit of dangerous art thief.
$20.00

Turkish Riviera Map

TKY204
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
1
3707907694
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful road map of the southern coast of Turkey at a scale of 1:150,000 with insets of Antalya, Side, Alanya, Perge and Termessos.
$14.95

The Museum of Innocence

TKY207
Orhan Pamuk
Alfred Knopf
2010
560
0307386244
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pamuk plumbs the depths of romantic attachment while exploring the tension between modernity and tradition in 1970s and 80s Istanbul.
$16.95

Ottoman Architecture

MED151
Dogan Kuban
Antique Collectors Club
2009
720
1851496041
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Kuban traces the arc of the Ottoman empire through its architecture in this comprehensive, magificently illustrated and authoritative survey of buildings, interiors, grill and tile work. With 1000 color photographs, illustrations, maps and drawings.
$115.00

Lonely Planet Istanbul

TKY208
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786572281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Istanbul features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

The Trojans and Their Neighbours

TKY214
Trevor Bryce
Routledge
2006
225
0415349559
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An in-depth look at the history of Troy, this rich scholarly history brings the culture to life.
$38.95

The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

TKY218
Edward N. Luttwak
Belknap Press
2011
498
0674062078
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Luttwak examines how the Byzantine Empire greatly outlasted the Roman Empire by adapting to changing circumstances, devising new ways of coping with enemies and relying more on persuasion than military strength. This interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence and diplomacy will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs and soldiers.
$26.50

Rumi: The Book of Love

TKY222
Jelalludin Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator)
HarperCollins
2005
206
0060750502
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 13th Century Sufi mystic Rumi is best known for his poems celebrating the joy and mystery of love in all its forms-- erotic, divine and friendly. Barks has collected and translated the best of these poems.
$15.99

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

Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast: Including Cappadocia

TKY229
Jessica Tamturk
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
480
161238613X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.99

Blue Guide Istanbul

TKY231
John Freely
Blue Guides
2011
352
1905131402
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Freely's erudite, indispensable guide to the monuments, art and history of Istanbul.
$24.95

Tastes of Byzantium, The Cuisine of a Legendary Empire

TKY236
Andrew Dalby
St. Martins
2010
272
1848851650
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Dalby brings the vanished cuisine of an empire to life in vivid and sensual detail, painting a picture of the recipes, customs and customs of ancient Turkey and the Aegean.
$26.00

The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History

TKY237
John Haldon
St. Martins
2010
187
0230243649
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Princeton historian Haldon charts the political, social and economic history of the medieval empire in this succint resource with over 100 maps.
$34.00

The Crimean War, A History

RUS459
Orlando Figes
Metropolitan Books
2012
608
1250002524
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Figes weaves various untapped accounts -- including a young Tolstoy -- to tell a comprehensive and thrilling history of the world's first industrialized war.
$23.00

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

Bradt Guide Eastern Turkey

TKY248
Diana Darke
Bradt Publications
2014
416
184162490X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient guide in the venerated series is a personal, detailed overview of Eastern Turkey, its history, culture and natural history. With photographs, maps and excellent travel information including sections on Mount Ararat and Cappadocia's eerie underground cities.
$27.99

Ancient Cities

MED187
Charles Gates
Routledge
2011
474
0415498643
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Now in a second edition, this broad scholarly survey of the "archaeology of urban life" covers the urban centers of the Ancient Near East, Egypt and the Greek and Roman worlds. Gates lives in Ankara so the book, though wide in scope, has a particularly Turkish flavor. Includes hundreds of line drawings, maps and photographs.
$49.95

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

TKY263
Franklin D. Lewis
Oneworld Publications
2007
686
1851685499
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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

Rome on the Euphrates, The Story of a Frontier

MDE206
Freya Stark
St. Martins
2012
528
1848853149
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The 20th century British explorer and travel writer Freya Stark follows the path of the Euphrates, trekking back in time to when the great river defined the limits of the Roman Empire’s eastern limits in this expert mix of travelogue and historical record. First published in 1967.
$19.00

Secrets of the Turkish Kitchen

TKY269
Angie Mitchell
National Book Network
2005
129
9756663634
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$37.50

Silent House

GRE544
Orhan Pamuk
Vintage Books
2013
352
0307744833
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk returns with this gripping read, spinning history, religion, and politics and touching upon the uneasy modernization of Turkey in the 1980s. Masterfully told through the tale of three adult grandchildren visiting their grandmother Fatma in her remote, rapidly-changing fishing village home.
$16.00

Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale

TKY285
Mario Levi
Dalkey Archive Press
2012
656
1564787125
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Istanbul between 1920 and 1980, this dense novel acts as a literary family tree, piecing together stories of three generations of a Jewish family that isolate themselves from the outside world. A contemporary Turkish masterpiece with excellently detailed characters.
$18.95

Byzantine Matters

TKY287
Averil Cameron
Princeton University Press
2014
184
0691157634
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this five-essay collection, Averil Cameron explains Byzantium’s pivotal role in the ancient and medieval worlds. She describes the nation’s political structure, art, ethnicity, language and religious practice, focusing on its continued importance.
$24.95

Baedeker Turkish Coast

TKY291
Ralf Becks
Baedeker
2012
394
382976801X
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Stamboul Sketches, Encounters in Old Istanbul

TKY295
John Freely
Sickle Moon
2015
176
1780600569
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The poetic, personal, eccentric cast-offs from John Freely’s pioneering Istanbul guidebook. It's an interesting introduction to the bygone Istanbul of the 1960s, one of gypsies, fortune-tellers, beggars, fishermen, prostitutes and poets.
$35.00

A Strangeness in My Mind

TKY299
Orhan Pamuk
Alfred Knopf
2016
624
0307744841
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This beguiling novel by the incomparable Orhan Pamuk is the tale of a young man who chases fortune in Istanbul but whose attempts at love and wealth are painfully rebuffed.
$16.95

Mountains and a Shore, A Journey Through Southern Turkey

TKY300
Michael Pereira
Consortium
2015
224
1589881044
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
With a mild, dry humor and great attention to detail, Michael Pereira writes of his travels in southern Turkey in early 1965. He details the lives of ordinary Turks he meets along the way from Marmaris to Mersin.
$16.95

Eat Istanbul, A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cuisine

TKY301
Andy Harris
Aa Balkema
2015
208
1849496633
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Intrepid food writer Andy Harris eats his way around Istanbul, meeting the artisans, traditional chefs, street food vendors, fishermen and farmers whose work makes the exotic tastes of Istanbul so wonderful. His narrative includes 90 recipes.
$29.95

National Geographic Walking Istanbul, The Best of the City

TKY303
National Geographic
National Geographic
2016
192
142621636X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy guide to the quintessential sights, pubs, markets and clubs of London.
$14.95

Full Moon over Noah's Ark, An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond

TKY304
Rick Antonson
Skyhorse
2016
384
1510705651
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
One of a five-person expedition, Antonson climbs Mount Ararat, the fabled resting place of Noah's Ark. His meditative travel narrative is mixed with historical anecdote, literature and heated present-day politics.
$24.99

Monocle Istanbul Guide

TKY305
Monocle
Prestel
2016
146
3899556232
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Istanbul features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations.
$15.00

Secret Istanbul

TKY311
Emre Oktem
National Book Network
2016
320
2361951029
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Leading travelers away from crowds, the Secret Guide series favors the underground, the funky, the unusual and the highly memorable. In this Istanbul edition, the editors recommend a horse's tomb, a garment worm by Muhammad, a handful of hot ash that saved the Ottoman Empire and many other local curiosities.
$21.95