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Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924

Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924

by Philip Mansel

Editorial: Murray, John Publishers, Limited
ISBN: 9780719568800
Número de páginas: 544
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 14 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-11-24
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Wedding elegant prose with impeccable historical research, this highly acclaimed history absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople—the city of the world's desire—and its ruling family. In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror entered Constantinople on a white horse, beginning an Ottoman love affair with the city that lasted until 1924, when the last Caliph hurriedly left on the Orient Express. For almost five centuries Constantinople, with its enormous racial and cultural diversity, was the center of the dramatic and often depraved story of an extraordinary dynasty. This is the definitive history of one of the world’s most exotic and exciting cities. Read More Show Less