Authors: Hilary Sumner-Boyd,John Freely
Tags: #Travel, #Maps & Road Atlases, #Middle East, #General, #Reference
was professor of humanities at Robert College, Bosphorus University. His magisterial work,
The Seven Hills of Constantinople: A Study of the Byzantine and Turkish Monuments of the City
, was unpublished at the time of his death in 1977 and is now being prepared for publication by Bosphorus University Press.
was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen for the last two years of World War II. He has lived in New York, Boston, London, Athens and Istanbul and has written over forty travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of
The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands
Crete, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens
Strolling through Venice
(all Tauris Parke Paperbacks). He is currently professor of physics at Bosphorus University in Istanbul.
Praise for John Freely
Strolling through Athens
‘A magnificent walking guide to the city ... His knowledge is encyclopaedic ... he brings the millenniums of history alive. If you want a cultural guide to the ancient city, this is the one for you.’ Anthony Sattin, ‘Books of the Week’,
The Western Shores of Turkey
Enchanting guide ... a work of genuine scholarship, lightly worn and charmingly conveyed. I fell in love with the book and stayed enamoured until the final page.’
Inside the Seraglio
‘Freely provides a fascinating, easy-to-follow overview, beautifully researched and riveting in its detail.’
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Cover image: Suleymaniye Camii (Suleiman the Magnificent mosque) on the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey © Robert Leon, Photographer’s Direct
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ISBN: 978 1 84885 154 2
eBook ISBN: 978 0 85773 005 3
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