Istanbul Books

Ottoman’s Istanbul
Istanbul is a city born from the sea. Starting a colony of Megaran Byzantium settled here 2,700 years the pagans, Christian, and Muslim societies who settled here not only built their cities according to the unique topography of the land, but also -to varying degrees- preserved the monuments of the civilizations that had preceded them. ...
8 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5
8 votes
Sinan’s İstanbul
In the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire was a world leading political power. It was also at the peak of its artistic production. ...
11 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
11 votes
Ara Guler’s Istanbul: 40 Years of Photographs
Ara Güler is one of Turkey’s most important photographers and Ara Güler’s Istanbul: 40 Years of Photographs is a collection of his work taken between 1940-1980 which brings out the historical and cultural richness of the city. ...
50 votes, average: 4.12 out of 550 votes, average: 4.12 out of 550 votes, average: 4.12 out of 550 votes, average: 4.12 out of 550 votes, average: 4.12 out of 5
50 votes
For 91 Days in Istanbul
“Istanbul, one of the world’s great cities, was going to be our home for the next 91 days. Minarets, mosques, harems, hamams, kebab, coffee, Turkish delights, towers, castles, islands, whirling dervishes, Greeks and Ottomans, hills, ferries, markets and music… it’s enough to make the experience-hungry traveler delirious. We knew we’d have to hit the ground running, because there was going to be a lot to do. ...
7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5
7 votes
Istanbul: Memories and the City
Written by the Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul: Memories and the City tells the story of the writer’s family. The book takes us through the streets, stone avenues, and wooden houses of the city, and the difficulties and spiritual reflections of the author has he moves between the destruction of an old culture and the birth of a new one. ...
42 votes, average: 4.71 out of 542 votes, average: 4.71 out of 542 votes, average: 4.71 out of 542 votes, average: 4.71 out of 542 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5
42 votes
Review: Inferno – Dan Brown’s Dante-inspired novel is clunky but clever and will undoubtedly heat up pundits
On page 334 of Inferno, Dan Brown's tweedy Harvard iconographer Robert Langdon reveals to Sienna Brooks - a British-born misfit genius who gallops around three favourite tourist destinations with him in this latest adventure - that "We're in the wrong country". ...
34 votes, average: 4.76 out of 534 votes, average: 4.76 out of 534 votes, average: 4.76 out of 534 votes, average: 4.76 out of 534 votes, average: 4.76 out of 5
34 votes
Rick Steves’ Istanbul
If you want to know which book to read before coming to Istanbul, then Rick Steves Istanbul should be toward the top of your list. The book is prefered for its easy reading, and is full of Rick Steve’s personal experiences as he introduces the magical city of Istanbul. ...
27 votes, average: 4.56 out of 527 votes, average: 4.56 out of 527 votes, average: 4.56 out of 527 votes, average: 4.56 out of 527 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5
27 votes
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