The Resource Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924, Philip Mansel

Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924, Philip Mansel

Label
Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924
Title
Constantinople
Title remainder
city of the world's desire, 1453-1924
Statement of responsibility
Philip Mansel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • At once scholarly and entertaining, Constantinople depicts the Ottoman capital as a place of shifting boundaries and categories. It was the capital of both Islam and the Orthodox church, part of the "system of Europe" and a magnet for people and ideas from Paris to Isfahan. It was also a city of critical strategic importance, coveted at different periods by Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, and Greece. After the Great War, in its last years as an imperial capital,
  • Constantinople was occupied by British, French, and Italian forces. Within a broad chronological framework, here is the story of the city and of the impact the Ottoman Sultans and their dynasty had on it; here too are the families who settled in Constantinople and served the Sultans, among them the Turkish Koprulu, the Italian de Testa, the Greek Mavrocordatos and the Hashemites from Mecca. The story begins in 1453 with the triumphant entry into the city of Sultan Mehmed
  • The Conqueror on a white horse. It ends with the hurried departure of the last Ottoman ruler, Abdulmecid on the Orient Express. In studying the five hundred years between those two events, the author goes beneath the surface of the bustling, cosmopolitan traveler's Constantinople to record the history of what was at once an imperial capital, a holy city, a trading entrepot, a pleasure resort and, in its cultural and intellectual life, a laboratory of modernization
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mansel, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DR730
LC item number
.M25 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Courts and courtiers
Label
Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924, Philip Mansel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: London : John Murray, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conqueror -- City of God -- The palace -- Harems and hamams -- City of gold -- Viziers and dragomans -- Ambassadors and artists -- The Janissary's frown -- Mahmud II -- City of marvels -- The road to Tsarigrad -- Yildiz -- Young Turks -- Death of a capital
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvi, 528 pages
Isbn
9780312145743
Lccn
96019951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34753324
  • (OCoLC)ocm34753324
Label
Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924, Philip Mansel
Publication
Note
First published: London : John Murray, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conqueror -- City of God -- The palace -- Harems and hamams -- City of gold -- Viziers and dragomans -- Ambassadors and artists -- The Janissary's frown -- Mahmud II -- City of marvels -- The road to Tsarigrad -- Yildiz -- Young Turks -- Death of a capital
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvi, 528 pages
Isbn
9780312145743
Lccn
96019951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34753324
  • (OCoLC)ocm34753324

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