ISTANBUL/ The Imperial City

Freely, John. Istanbul: The Imperial City. London: Viking, 1996. Print.

This book recorded the whole long imperial history of Istanbul in a chronological order. Due to the long and rich history of Istanbul, the book is consist of three main parts that explain the rise and fall of each important imperial period. The four main periods are, Byzantium, Constantinople and Ottoman Empire. Following the explanation of the book, one can easily understand the development of each imperial period of how they came to power and what causes the end of the imperial period.Things are well organised and presented with the aid of images like paintings, portraits, maps and even photos.

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