{download books} Constantinople Author Edmondo De Amicis – Intimatenights.co.uk

Constantinople I had De Amicis s text ready when I came to Istanbul For he had seen what I cannot see today Umberto Eco Stephen Parkin s translation is assured and lively, catching well the spirit of the original Edmondo De Amicis s book conjures up the eternal harem of Western imaginings, of alluring Oriental deshabille and sensual decadence behind closed doors Times Literary Supplement A long work like de Amicis isthan an average guide it is a cinematographic view of late th century Istanbul Time Out Istanbul The best book every written on Constantinople Orhan Pamuk Nobel prize winning author De Amicis s account of this great, even monstrous, city is wonderfully eloquent as restless and busy as Constantinople itself, teeming with the sights, sounds and smells of one of the greatest and most diverse cities on Earth The Guardian The best book every written on Constantinople Orhan Pamuk Nobel prize winning author A long work like de Amicis isthan an average guide it is a cinematographic view of late th century Istanbul Time Out IstanbulOnly edition in print of one of the most evocative accounts of exotic cities by one of the most loved Italian authors Introduction by Umberto Eco Ideal for travellers to Istanbul Includes engravings An invaluable record of the metropolis as it used to be a fascinating crossroads between Eastern and Western civilization and one of the most cosmopolitan cities of its time as well as a vivid example of a European tourist s reaction to it part delight, part incomprehension this book will provide an enriching read for lovers of history or those planning to visit Istanbul themselves

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