The only city situated on two continents, Constantinople was both meeting place and battlefield. In this remarkable study, Philip Mansel richly describes the city as the capital of the Ottoman sultans, dominating an empire that at its height stretched from Morocco to Russia and from the Danube to the Persian Gulf. Beginning his story in 1453 with the triumphant entry of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, Mansel charts the dramtic influence of several wealthy dynasties through to the final fall of Constantinople to the Turkish Republic in 1924.
"Constantinople" brings to life a world now lost forever and records the history of what was indeed "the city of the world's desire" -- irrestible, insidious, capable of driving its inhabitants to extremes of grandeur, piety, or depravity.
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Book Description Penguin Books, London, 1997. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Fausto Zonaro (illustrator). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Number string sequence 7 9 10 8 6. This edition is illustrated with black & white photographs. A marvelous compendium of facts and revelations that charts the cultural and social history as much as the political and military one, of the Ottoman Empire and the imperial city at its heart. A masterpiece, this stands as one of the definitive works on this time and place. A copy with light creasing to the spine and light edge wear to the cover. The book is clean and tightly bound, whilst the pages are very lightly tanned. There are no ink inscriptions. (Please note that the photo where supplied is of the actual item for sale and is not a stock photo). Bookseller Inventory # 005578