John Freely's Istanbul
To walk the streets, to climb the hills, to visit the mosques, palaces and rcmains of Istanbul with Freely is to learıı first-hand the nıulti-faceted history of the New Rome, and of thc Turkish imperial capital that succeeded it. He knows every nook and cranny, knows who lived where and when, and knows the people who live there now.
Now Freely looks afrcsh at the history, people, traditions and flavours of the city with which he has been so intimately connected for nearly lıalf a century, recording the changes alongside the constancy of its spirit and character. Lavislıly illustrated with contemporary plıotographs and far-ranging lıistorical material, Jolıır Freely's Istnııbul is the suınıııation of the passion and knowledge of the city's greatest modern biographer.