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The sultan's Istanbul on 5̀ kurush a day, Charles FitzRoy

The sultan's Istanbul on 5̀ kurush a day
The sultan's Istanbul on 5̀ kurush a day
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Charles FitzRoy
This entertaining and informative guide takes you on a journey back to the era of the Grand Tour, when Istanbul was a favourite destination for enterprising travellers. You can learn how to gain access to the heavily guarded Topkapi Sarayi and find out the truth behind all those rumours of the charms of the concubines in the sultans harem, and the eunuchs who guard them. You can discover how to haggle with the expert salesmen in the bustling bazaars, learn what excitements await you in a Turkish bath and attend the strange rituals of the whirling dervishes. Or watch the sultan, dressed in all his finery, taking to the Bosphorus in his splendid barge. Witty and fact-filled, The Sultans Istanbul on Five Kurush a Day will appeal to travellers, museum-goers and anyone who wonders what it would really have been like to visit the hub of the Ottoman Empire
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.F58 2013
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The sultan's Istanbul on 5̀ kurush a day, Charles FitzRoy
The sultan's Istanbul on 5̀ kurush a day, Charles FitzRoy
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  • Machine generated contents note: I.Introduction -- II.A Description Of The City -- Galata and Pera -- The Seven Hills and the Golden Horn -- Uskudar -- The Bosphorus -- Natural Disasters -- Fire -- III.The Locals And Their Customs -- Clothing -- The Fascination of Turkish Women -- Life Inside Istanbul's Houses -- Key Ceremonies -- The Delights of Turkish Food -- Turkish Baths -- Medicine -- Sex and Slavery -- IV.Markets, Coffee Houses And Opium Dens -- Markets and Bazaars -- Trade -- Coffee and Wine Houses and Opium Dens -- Guilds -- Ottoman Coinage -- Prices and Tax -- V.Sultans, Grand Viziers, Ambassadors And Janissaries -- The Sultan -- The Grand Vizier -- The Queen Mother -- Ambassadors -- Janissaries -- The Army and Rebellion -- Law and Order -- VI.Must-See Sights -- Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) -- The Blue Mosque -- The Hippodrome -- The Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque -- The Land Walls -- The Kariye Mosque -- The Rustem Pasha Mosque -- The Cagaloglu Baths -- The Suleymaniye --
  • Contents note continued: The Galata Tower -- VII.Topkapi Sarayi -- The First Court -- The Second Court -- The Third Court -- The Harem -- Exotic Tastes in the Harem -- The Sultan's Offspring -- Not as Other Men -- VIII.Muslims, Christians And Jews -- The Sultan at Prayer -- Mosques -- Muftis and Imams -- Pious Foundations Colleges and Libraries -- Death and Funerals -- Eyup and Places of Pilgrimage -- Ramadan and Other Religious Feasts -- Dervishes and Holy Men -- Relics and Superstitions -- Other Religions -- IX.Festivals, Fireworks And Trips Up The Bosphorus -- The Sultan Takes to the Water -- Pleasure Spots -- Festivals -- A Prince's Circumcision{systemControlNumber
21 cm
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144 p., [16] p. of plates
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