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The Resource Istanbul : city of majesty at the crossroads of the world, Thomas F. Madden

Istanbul : city of majesty at the crossroads of the world, Thomas F. Madden

Label
Istanbul : city of majesty at the crossroads of the world
Title
Istanbul
Title remainder
city of majesty at the crossroads of the world
Statement of responsibility
Thomas F. Madden
Title variation
City of majesty at the crossroads of the world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perched at the tip of Europe, gazing across to the shores of Asia, Istanbul remains as much a city of crossroads as it has been for the past two millennia. The history of this fabled metropolis--known at first as Byzantion, then Constantinople, and now Istanbul--is glorious, grandiose, and astounding. No other city has stood at the center of world events for so long, a home to great empires and diverse cultures from the Greeks to the Romans, the Italians to the Armenians, the Ottomans to the modern Turks. Prizewinning historian Thomas F. Madden's tremendous new biography of this mysterious city captures centuries of triumph and defeat, riches and poverty, seen through the lives of those who inhabited it: the emperors and empresses, craftsmen and architects, sailors and fishermen, street vendors and harem concubines. This book propels the reader on a journey of Mediterranean commerce, thought, religion, and power, running through ancient roads, wharfs, forums, and palaces. Excavating centuries of firsthand accounts, Madden sets this history against the background of men and women who forever changed their worlds, including Alexander the Great, Constantine, Empress Theodora, Mehmed the Conqueror, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Witness the construction of the massive Theodosian Walls, the embellishment of rich Hagia Sophia, and the transformation and revitalization of the Golden Horn district. From 667 BC to President Erdoğan's tumultuous twenty-first century presidency, Madden's account not only questions how we think of Istanbul's past, but also examines what we can learn from a people who have withstood invasion and threat time and time again. Through the long gaze of Madden's stirring narrative, we experience the strength of a people who endure at the intersection of faith, geography, and ideology.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
This biography of the 2,000-year-old city, founded by Greeks and eventually ruled by the Macedonians, the Romans and the Ottomans, details the rich history, traditions and changing populace of a city that is a key to understanding modern civilization
Writing style
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10541720
Cataloging source
DLC
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Madden, Thomas F
Dewey number
949.61/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DR719
LC item number
.M34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
city of majesty at the crossroads of the world
Label
Istanbul : city of majesty at the crossroads of the world, Thomas F. Madden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Founding a new Rome
  • Baptized capital
  • East of the fall of Rome
  • City of Justinian
  • Surviving the Middle Ages
  • Byzantine plots
  • Dining with barbarians
  • Treasure and treachery
  • Blind men
  • Latin occupation
  • Part I,
  • Life among the ruins
  • Empire's end
  • Part III,
  • Ottoman Constantinople (1453-1923):
  • The spider's curtain
  • City of Suleiman the Magnificent
  • The sultanate of women
  • Return of the West
  • Sick man of Europe
  • Empire's end, again
  • Byzantion (667 BC-AD 330):
  • Part IV,
  • Istanbul (1923-2016):
  • Becoming modern
  • Across from the city of the blind
  • Bread for Athens
  • Romans bearing gifts
  • Ruin and survival
  • Part II,
  • Byzantine Constantinople (330-1453):
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670016600
Lccn
2016044048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380321
  • (OCoLC)ocn944380321
  • 515832
Label
Istanbul : city of majesty at the crossroads of the world, Thomas F. Madden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Founding a new Rome
  • Baptized capital
  • East of the fall of Rome
  • City of Justinian
  • Surviving the Middle Ages
  • Byzantine plots
  • Dining with barbarians
  • Treasure and treachery
  • Blind men
  • Latin occupation
  • Part I,
  • Life among the ruins
  • Empire's end
  • Part III,
  • Ottoman Constantinople (1453-1923):
  • The spider's curtain
  • City of Suleiman the Magnificent
  • The sultanate of women
  • Return of the West
  • Sick man of Europe
  • Empire's end, again
  • Byzantion (667 BC-AD 330):
  • Part IV,
  • Istanbul (1923-2016):
  • Becoming modern
  • Across from the city of the blind
  • Bread for Athens
  • Romans bearing gifts
  • Ruin and survival
  • Part II,
  • Byzantine Constantinople (330-1453):
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670016600
Lccn
2016044048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380321
  • (OCoLC)ocn944380321
  • 515832

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