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Sultan's Istanbul on 5 Kurush a Day

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ISBN-10: 0500251932

ISBN-13: 9780500251935

Edition: 2013

Authors: Charles FitzRoy

List price: $12.95
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This entertaining and informative guide takes you on a journey back to the era of the Grand Tour, when Istanbul was a favourite destination for enterprising travellers. Learn how to gain access to the heavily guarded Topkapi Sarayi and find out the truth behind all those rumours of the charms of the concubines in the sultans harem, and the eunuchs who guard them Discover how to haggle with the expert salesmen in the bustling bazaars, learn what excitements await you in a Turkish bath and attend the strange rituals of the whirling dervishes. Or watch the sultan, dressed in all his finery, taking to the Bosphorus in his splendid barge. Witty and fact-filled, The Sultans Istanbul on Five…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, Limited
Publication date: 2/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Charles FitzRoy 's�previous books�include Renaissance Florence on 5 Florins a Day and Italy Revealed . He leads tours for Fine Art Travel, a London-based company that organizes cultural tours to Istanbul and throughout Europe and the Middle East.

A Description of the City
Galata and Pera
The Seven Hills and the Golden Horn Uskudar
The Bosphorus
Natural Disasters
The Locals and their Customs
The Fascination of Turkish Women
Life Inside Istanbul's Houses Key Ceremonies
The Delights of Turkish Food
Turkish Baths Medicine
Sex and Slavery
Markets, Coffee Houses and Opium Dens
Markets and Bazaars
Coffee and Wine Houses and Opium Dens Guilds
Ottoman Coinage
Prices and Tax
Sultans, Grand Viziers, Ambassadors and Janissaries
The Sultan
The Grand Vizier
The Queen Mother Ambassadors
The Army and Rebellion
Law and Order
Must-See Sights
Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia)
The Blue Mosque
The Hippodrome
The Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque
The Land Walls
The Kariye Mosque
The Rustem Pasha Mosque
The Cagaloglu Baths
The Suleymaniye
The Galata Tower
Topkapi Sarayi
The First Court
The Second Court
The Third Court
The Harem Exotic Tastes in the Harem
The Sultan's Offspring
Not as Other Men
Muslims, Christians and Jews
The Sultan at Prayer
Muftis and Imams
Pious Foundations Colleges and Libraries
Death and Funerals
Eyup and Places of Pilgrimage Ramadan and Other Religious Feasts
Dervishes and Holy Men Relics and Superstitions
Other Religions
Festivals, Fireworks and Trips up the Bosphorus
The Sultan Takes to the Water
Pleasure Spots
Festivals A Prince's Circumcision
Author's Note
Sources of Quotations
Sources of Illustrations