January 02, 2011

Istanbul through the eyes of the past: Travelers tell about ‘dream’ city



<<Istanbul, a point of attraction for thousands of travelers both before and after the Ottoman conquest, is depicted through the eyes of dozens of Muslim and non-Muslim travelers in a newly published book, sponsored by the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO).


The book, titled “Şehristan-Seyyahların Hayal Şehri İstanbul” (Dream City of Travelers - İstanbul), by historian and writer Şafak Tunç, presents what travelers noted down about the cultural and social aspects of the famous city -- a point that lots of mainly political research on the Ottoman Empire has missed.>>

Read More on Sunday's Zaman: Istanbul through the eyes of the past: Travelers tell about ‘dream’ city

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