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Turkey's Cultural Routes: The Best of Turkey's Trekking, Biking and Horseback Riding Routes

Ankara: Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism The folder cotains 12 small brochures each highlighting suggested routes for adventurous tourists.. First Thus. Portfolio. New.

$10.00

Turkey, Old and New

By Ekrem, Selma

New York: Scribners, 1947. Turkey just after WWII. 186p. Plates.index. 1st.US Ed.. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire
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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire

By Goodwin, Jason

London: Vintage, 1998. "Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one."352p.illus bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire
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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire

By Goodwin, Jason

New York: Henry Holt, 1998. "Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one."352p. illus. bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Cappadocia : Cradle of History - Goreme

By Demir, Omer

Ankara: Ajans-Turk Publishing & Printing, 1988. Interesting, well-illustrated, locally produced guide to the fantastic geology of Cappdicia as well as the history and architecture of the region. Includes some photographs of the paingings in the Greek Orthodox churches and underground chapels. Sponsored by the International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations 112 p. illus (some col) fold-out map . 3rd Ed. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Finding the Walls of Troy : Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1998. The relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for discovering Homer's Troy over one hundred years ago, and since then generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Now, at long last, Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight in this fascinating archaeological adventure that restores the British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarl’k, the site now thought to be Troy as described in the Iliad. Frank Calvert had lived in the Troad--in the northwest corner of Asia Minor--excavating there for fifteen years before Schliemann arrived and learning the local topography well.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. New.

$12.50

Aegean Turkey

By Bean, George E.

London: John Murray, 1979. A survey of the archaologocal sites of the coastal region of south-west Turkey ... from Pergamon to Didyma and inland to Heracleia and Sardis and includes Smyrna... Ephesus, Priene, Miletos and other Greek and Hellenistic cities. The ancienrt buildings and their uses are surveyed ; the history of the country and of individual cities and their peoples given.. Illustrated with photographs, maps, plans and diagrams. This second edition was revised with the helpof Stephen Mitchell with due regard to more recent excavations. 250p. Illus bibliography index, map on front endpaper, Name of previous owner, else fine. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Near Fine.

$20.00

Ephesus : Legends and Facts

By Toksoz, Cemil

Istanbul: Yenlik Basimevi, 1956. Vintage handbook to the history and archaeology of Ephesus.112p + unnumbered pages of advertisements by local businesses. illus, map.. Firt Thus. Printer Wrapper. Very Good.

$15.00

Meander: East to West Along a Turkish River

By Seal, Jeremy

London: Chatto & Windus, 2012. The course of the Meander is so famously indirect that the river's name has come to signify digression - an invitation Jeremy Seal is duty-bound to accept while travelling the length of it in a one-man canoe. At every twist and turn of his journey, from the Meander's source in the uplands of Central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, Seal illuminates his account with a wealth of cultural, historical and personal asides. It is a journey that takes him from Turkey's steppe interior - the stamping ground of such illustrious adventurers as Xerxes, Alexander the Great and the Crusader Kings - to the great port city of Miletus, home of the earliest Western philosophers. Along the way Seal unpicks the history of this remarkable region, but he also encounters a rich assortment of contemporary characters who reveal a rural Turkey on the cusp of change. Above all, this is the story of a river that first brought the cultures of East and West into contact - and conflict - with one another, its banks littered with the spoil of empires, the marks of war, and the detritus of recent industrialisation. At once epic, intimate and insightful, "Meander" is a brilliant evocation of a land between two worlds. 401p. illus.maps, bibliography index.. 1st UK Edition. Hardc. New/New.

$35.00

South From Ephesus ; Travels in Aegean Turkey
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South From Ephesus ; Travels in Aegean Turkey

By Sewell,Brian

London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2012. Weary of what he called the tyranny of western art, Brian Sewell first visited Turkey - a country that had captivated him since he was a boy - in 1975. He thought that there, anything he found would have no relevance to the European art that he had so compulsively stitched into the dense fabric of my art-historical memory and that he could therefore enjoy the art for its own sake. But Turkey surprised him and he delighted in the unexpected wealth of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic cultures there, returning three of four times a year until 1990. The main bulk of this book focuses on his journey from Ephesus to Side one winter. With typically acerbic commentary, Sewell describes (not always favourably) the archaeological and historical sites he comes across, the landscapes that so clearly thrilled him, the encounters he has along the way and the fractious, though wonderfully funny, relationship he forms with Ayhan, his driver. South from Ephesus is an incomparable portrait of Turkey and its artistic heritage - a book that could only have been written by Sewell and which has become a quirky classic of travel literature. 266p, plates bibliography .index. Softcover. Very Good.

$17.50

The Anatolian Civilizations Museum

By Temizsoy, Ilhan

Ankara: Donmez, 1990. This museum in Ankara contains artifacts from prehistoric Anatolia through to the foundation of the modern Turkish Republic. Well illustrated. Undated but c.1990 . French Wraps. Fine.

$10.00

Topkapi [IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC]

By Yapi-Kredi Bank

Istanbul: Yapi-Kredi Bank, 1982. "This book has been prepared in the context of cultural activity of the Yapi-Kredi Bank for the occasion of the sixth annual meeting of the Devlopment Bank of Islam to be held in Istanbul." It begins with essays in English by various authors : The Harem by Cengiz Koseoglu /The Tiled Kiosk by Hulya Tuncay / The pavilions by Hulya Tezcan/ The Caftans by Fikret Altay /Turkish Embroidery by Nurhayat Berker / The Treasury by Cengiz Koseoglu [pages 1-90] followed by the Arabic text [pages 91-220] The captions to the photographs are in both languages. The textile sections are particularly interesting. [WorldCat lists only 2 copies in the USA]. First Edition. French Wraps. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$195.00

Ephesus and Its Surroundings

By Baran, Musa

Istanbul: Molay Matbaacilik Small, locally produced handbook to the history and archaeology of Ephesus.80p.ills (col) . Printer Wrapper. Good. Illus. by Trans. Hulya Terzioglu.

$9.00

The Balkan Exchange of Minorities and Its Impact on Greece

By Pentzopoulos, Dimitri

Paris: Mouton & Co, 1962. "The defeat of the Greek armies in Asia Minor in August 1922 led directly to the flight of Greek refugees from Asia Minor, the compulsory exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey and the resettlement in Greece of 1.3 million displaced people." [The author's thesis (Princeton University, 1959) was originally issued under title: The 1922-23 exchange of populations and its impact upon Greece.] This is a photographic facsimile in softcover wraps. . Facsimile Reprint. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

Chroniko Tis Kypriakis Prosphygias / The Heart Grown Bitter :

By Loizos,Peter

Athens: Ekdoseis Alexandreia, 2001. Translation into Greek by Spyros Marketos of "The Heart Grown Bitter" Peter Liozos book "The Greek Gift " was a detailed anthropological study of the village of Argaki, Cyprus. This sequel is an account of their experiences before, during and after their flight from their village in 1974 because of the Turkish invasion. 273p. illus bibliography. index [WorldCat lists only ONE Greek copy in the USA]. French Wraps. Fine.

$55.00

Cappadocia : Cradle of History - Goreme

By Demir, Omer

Ankara: Ajans-Turk Publishing & Printing, 1990. Interesting, well-illustrated, locally produced guide to the fantastic geology of Cappdicia as well as the history and architecture of the region. Includes some photographs of the paingings in the Greek Orthodox churches and underground chapels. Sponsored by the International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations 112 p. illus (some col) fold-out map . 3rd Ed. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Turkey : Key to the East

By Tobin, Chester M.

New York: G.P.Putnam & Sons, 1944. Book about Turkey by an American author [ Coach for the Turkish Track and Field team at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris) Something of a PR effort describing developments in Turkey after World War I, the modernization of Turkey under Ataturk, and neutral stance during World War II In general not very informative about the situation of the Armenians and Greeks. . New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1944] Document Type:. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library.

$17.50

Lycia : Western Section of the Southern Anatolian Coast

By Onen, Ulgur

Istanbul: NET Turistik Yayinlar, 1992. Well illustrated guide to the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Antiquities of Lycia - the Southern coast of Turkey 143p. ilus maps. 2nd Ed. Softcover. Near Fine.

$20.00

Topkapi Palace Museum Guide

By Ulker, Mustafa Birol [ed]

Istanbul: Bilkent Kultur Girisimi , 2009. Comprehensive illustrated guide Ottoman the palace and its contents. 196p. illus map.. First Thus. French Wraps. As New.

$30.00

On Horseback Through Asia Minor

By Burnaby,Frederick

Gloucester UK: Alan Sutton, 1985. Facsimile f book first published in 1898.. "...Burnaby set off in the winter of 1876/7 to ride 2,000 miles across Asa Minor. War between Turkey and Russia was imminent, the whole area a hotbead of intrigue and speculation, and reports of atrocities and massacres were widespread. His journey was to take five months and bring him into contact with Turks, Armenians,Greeks, Circassians, Kurds and Persians of all classes from Pashas to farmers, from peasants to soldiers and nomads. It was a ride of high adventure in wild inhospitable country, through snow drifts and over mountains, and Burnaby succeeds in sharing with his readers all the excitement , hardship and humour in this vivid account of Victorian travel " [Ready to ship - you don't have to wait for it to be printed !]. Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

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