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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities
Historisches Sachbuch von Bettany Hughes
Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries – real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was known simply as The City, but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a story.
Bettany Hughes. Geb. 1967, ist eine englische Historikerin, Autorin und Rundfunksprecherin. Ihre Spezialität ist klassische Geschichte. “Hughes’s portraits are written with a zesty flourish … Istanbul is a visceral, pulsating city. In Bettany Hughes’s life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve, it has found a sympathetic and engaging champion” (Justin Marozzi, GUARDIAN) (68 Rezension / 4,4 Sterne), 832 Seiten noch günstig?