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Turkey and Greece

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXTKY155

Buy these 5 items as a set for $79 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

GRE194
Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
Getty Trust Publications
2004
144
0892366958
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
$19.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
$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

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

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

Osman's Dream, The History of the Ottoman Empire

EUR200
Caroline Finkel
Hachette
2007
688
0465023975
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An ambitious, scholarly history of an 600-year empire that, at its height, streteched from Central Asia to the Levant, Danube and North Africa.
$22.99

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

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

Companion Guide Istanbul

TKY62
John Freely
Boydell & Brewer
2000
428
1900639319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A remarkably comprehensive, old-fashioned guide to the culture, art and antiquities of Istanbul and the Marmara.
$34.95

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

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 Ve
$18.00

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

The Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean.
$21.00

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

Tea & Bee's Milk, Our Year in a Turkish Village

TKY201
Karen and Ray Gilden
Lightning Source
2009
232
1886922128
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Gilden's write with humor, curiosity and insight of their adventure along the Turquoise coast in Gocek, demonstrating their growing understanding of the culture and people.
$14.00

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

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

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