Istanbul by Rob Bowden
  

Istanbul

Written by Rob Bowden
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Part of the Global Cities Series

Synopsis

Istanbul by Rob Bowden

Occupying both sides of the Bosporus Strait, the important seaway that joins the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul is partly in Europe and partly in Asia. The strategic importance of its location has made the city one of the longest-inhabited areas in the world. It has a huge wealth of important historical sites from the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods. Today, it is the largest and most economically dynamic city in Turkey. With a large practicing Muslim population and a history of secularism, Istanbul is a city constantly balancing the pull of its religious leaders with the political and economic needs of its population. Although the city is situated on a geological fault line and a major earthquake is always possible, the continuous construction of bridges and tunnels provides much-needed links between the two sides of the city. An essential introduction to a fascinating place, Istanbul presents vital insights into this remarkable city's people, economy, and culture.

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Format

Hardback
61 pages

Author

Rob Bowden
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th January 2007

ISBN

9780791088500


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