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Turkey 3/e : Odyssey Guides - Gilbert Horobin

Turkey 3/e

Odyssey Guides

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2012
ISBN: 9789622175358
Number Of Pages: 312

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In Turkey the past is everywhere to be savored. Its vast array of inhabitants throughout history have included not only Ottoman Turks but also many other races. Much of the country is pastoral, and includes semi-nomadic peoples. Major cities, on the other hand, blend inherited Turkish traditions and customs with a distinctly European lifestyle. One region of Turkey is very different from another. This book helps narrow the options with recommendations on what to see and how to get there, from the mosques and oriental flavor of Istanbul's bazaars to the extraordinary lunar landscapes of the Cappadocia cones. Literary excerpts by and about the Turks include Mark Twain on his disgust at the dogs of Istanbul, Freya Stark stumbling onto a circumcision and Irfan Orga on the day his mother cast off her veil. Third edition of a well-received and popular guide. Helps narrow the options of what to see in this immensely varied country. Literary excerpts by and about Turks, including Mark Twain and Freya Stark. An excellent read for all, from business to armchair travelers. Extensive historical treatment helps explain the complexities of a country midway between East and West.

Introductionp. 8
Facts for the Travellerp. 11
Getting Therep. 11
Visasp. 18
Customs Regulationsp. 19
Climate and Clothingp. 19
Healthp. 21
Moneyp. 21
Transportationp. 22
Communicationsp. 25
Time and Measurementsp. 27
Public Conveniencesp. 28
Tourist Informationp. 28
Languagep. 28
Foodp. 31
Drinkp. 37
Tobaccop. 39
Industryp. 39
Museums, Galleries, Sound and Lightp. 40
National Holidays, Festivals and Folklorep. 42
Crafts and Souvenirsp. 44
Hunting and Sportp. 46
Istanbulp. 53
Getting Aroundp. 54
Historical Backgroundp. 55
Sightsp. 65
Marmara Sea and North Aegean Regionp. 108
Getting Therep. 109
Historical Backgroundp. 110
Sightsp. 114
Central Aegean Coastp. 133
Getting Therep. 133
Historical Backgroundp. 134
Sightsp. 139
Diversions Inlandp. 159
Getting Therep. 159
Historical Backgroundp. 160
Sightsp. 164
South Aegean Coastp. 172
Getting Therep. 172
Historical Backgroundp. 173
Sightsp. 173
Mediterranean Coastp. 178
Getting Therep. 179
Historical Backgroundp. 186
Sightsp. 191
Central Anatoliap. 217
Getting Therep. 217
Historical Backgroundp. 219
Sightsp. 223
Southeastern Anatoliap. 244
Getting Therep. 244
Historical Backgroundp. 246
Sightsp. 248
Black Sea Coastp. 256
Getting Therep. 256
Historical Backgroundp. 257
Sightsp. 261
Eastern Anatoliap. 268
Getting Therep. 268
Historical Backgroundp. 269
Sightp. 270
Practical Informationp. 273
Accommodationp. 273
Citiesp. 274
Coastal Resortsp. 278
Cappadociap. 281
The Eastp. 281
Restaurantsp. 283
Turkish Information Officesp. 285
Chronologyp. 288
Glossaryp. 292
Recommended Readingp. 295
Indexp. 300
Special Topics
Iznik Tilesp. 115
Hittite Theologyp. 229
The Mevlevi--The Whirling Dervishesp. 242
Turkey and the EUp. 263
Literary Excerpts
Mark Twain on the dogs of Constantinoplep. 51
G F Abbott on an international incidentp. 57
Lady Hornby on Turkish beautiesp. 59
Yashar Kemal on the birds of Florya Plainp. 91
Irfan Orga on Turkish bathsp. 107
Halide Edib on too many wivesp. 131
Irfan Orga on denouncing the veilp. 157
Freya Stark on a circumcisionp. 198
Robert Curzon on a hangingp. 255
Maps and Plans
Turkeyp. 12
Topkapi Palacep. 64
Istanbulp. 66
Hagia Sophiap. 73
Blue Mosquep. 76
Suleimaniye Mosquep. 84
Bursap. 118
Pergamum Asclepiump. 126
Pergamum Acropolisp. 127
Selcukp. 143
Ephesusp. 147
Kusadasip. 149
Prienep. 150
Miletusp. 153
Sardisp. 165
Pamukkalep. 167
Aphrodisiasp. 170
Bodrump. 176
Marmarisp. 193
Fethiyep. 195
Antalyap. 202
Sidep. 206
Alanyap. 208
Ankarap. 224
Konyap. 237
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ISBN: 9789622175358
ISBN-10: 962217535X
Series: Odyssey Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 3rd September 2012
Publisher: Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong
Country of Publication: HK
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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