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The Western Shores of Turkey : Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts - John Freely

The Western Shores of Turkey

Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts

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Published: 11th June 2004
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Resting on two continents, Turkey reflects and absorbs the cultures of both East and West and nowhere is this more evident than along its Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. This is a land immersed in history and mythology: it is where Anthony met Cleopatra, where Herodotus, the *father* of history, was born and where legendary battles were fought--from Alexander the Great to Gallipoli.The Western Shores of Turkey is the distillation of a succession of journeys that John Freely made along this coast--an odyssey spanning a quarter of a century. By bus, car andcaique, on foot and post boat, from Istanbul to Antakya (Antioch) on the Syrian border, he discovered the charm of modern Turkey and the wonders of its past. The result is both an informative guide and a remarkable travelogue for all who follow in his footsteps.

"'John Freely, in this highly informative book, aims to provide an informal guide to the archaeological sites and historical monuments of this beautiful part of Asia Minor...and to evoke the spirit of these places for those who are embarking upon their own odysseys...he succeeds admirably in both.' Geoffrey Page, Going Places; 'The knowledge and experience which [John Freely] has compressed into his book make it remarkably authoritative and comprehensive...the record of a journey undertaken by a man effortlessly able to convey in depth the meaning of what he sees.' Marlene Frick, The Scotsman"

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
A note on Turkish spelling and pronunciation
Introduction
The Hellespontine Shores
Troy and the Trojan Plain
The Troad
The Gulf of Edremit
Pergamum and the Attalids
The Aeolian Shore
Izmir, the Ancient Smyrna
Ancient Lydia: The Hermus Valley and Sardis
The Northern Ionian Shore
Ephesus and the Mother Goddess
The Maeander Valley and Aphrodisias
Miletus and the Vanished Splendours of Ionia
The Carian Hills
Bodrum, the Ancient Halicarnassus
The Ceramic Gulf
Cnidus and the Southern Shore of Caria
From caria to Lycia
The Xanthus Valley and the Tomb of Bellerophon
The Western Lycian Shore
The Eastern Lycian Shore
The Pamhylian Plain
The Cicilian Shore
To the 'Fair Crown of the Orient'
Chronology
Turkish Glossary
Architectural Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781850436188
ISBN-10: 1850436185
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 405
Published: 11th June 2004
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1