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Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul, King Charles

Автор: Boyar
Название: A Social History of Ottoman Istanbul
ISBN: 0521136237 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521136235
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Using a wealth of contemporary Ottoman sources, this book recreates the social history of Istanbul, a huge, cosmopolitan metropolis and imperial capital of the Ottoman Empire. The authors capture the lives of those who lived in this vibrant, violent, luxurious and cosmopolitan city through intimate portraits.

Автор: Nagis Murat, Tatar Ayse
Название: Actual Archaeology: Constantinapol — Byzantion — Istanbul
ISBN: 6056388077 ISBN-13(EAN): 9786056388071
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I once was a temple built for Zeus, the supreme god of religions, or Apollo, the protective god of the city. People entered my temple looking onto the Bos­phorus, to be protected, to speak and to pray. Then came Rome, with huge ar­mies behind it. First, they destroyed my city, then Marcus Aurelius Antoninus had pity on me. They reconstructed me, and my city walls. They also built a Hippodrome. Then Antoninus called me after his name, soon the Romans called me as such. Then my new Roman owners fought against each other. First, Con­stantine dominated the East. Byzantion was a small city, Constantine made it the capital. He named it Constantinople; the city of Constantine. His mother Helena admired the new religion, and in time she became Christian. The new founder of the city, the owner of the new world, Constantine, now permitted the believ­ers of the new religion. Thus, those who had come to worship Zeus and Apollo before now wanted to change me.

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Автор: Freely John
Название: Blue Guide Istanbul
ISBN: 1905131402 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781905131402
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Описание: Long-awaited new edition, with superb coverage of all the major monuments, Classical, Christian and Islamic, with details on how to get around, food and accommodation.

Автор: Billig
Название: Istanbul — Billig
ISBN: 1138244317 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138244313
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism analyses two informal housing settlements in Istanbul, Turkey, Karanfilkoey and Fatih Sultan Mehmet, to examine how generatively built structures and neighbourhoods can be successfully utilised in modern regional and urban planning.

Автор: Trix Frances
Название: Urban Muslim Migrants in Istanbul
ISBN: 1784536091 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784536091
Издательство: Bloomsbury Academic
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Midnight at the Pera Palace by Charles King

Author:Charles King
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 2020-03-06T16:00:00+00:00

At the beginning of the 1920s, John Dos Passos had come downstairs to find the lobby of the Pera Palace in chaos. In the lounge, Hellenic, Italian, and French gendarmes were trying to converse, each in his own language. A British member of parliament was downing a cocktail while attempting to explain something to a soldier. Bellhops and doormen were carrying out a man in an astrakhan hat and frock coat, leaving behind a pool of blood on the mosaic floor and a stained, plush-red armchair. The hotel manager was walking back and forth with sweat beading up on his brow, trying to learn what had happened. The envoy from Azerbaijan had been assassinated, someone said, and the gunman was a bearded Armenian. Or perhaps it was a clean-shaven Bolshevik, someone else said, who came right up to the doorway and shot him dead. Meanwhile, a waiter implored guests to settle their bills.

It was not an unusual scene, both during and after the Allied occupation. Intrigue of some sort seemed to be the city’s common currency. With so many Russians living in Istanbul and its outskirts, the city became both a battleground for intra-Russian disputes and a potential target for Bolshevik agents. In October 1921, the Wrangels’ residential yacht, the Lucullus, was rammed and sunk by a steamer while at anchor in the Bosphorus, a probable assassination plot that the general and his wife escaped only because they happened not to be on board at the time. A certain Kuznetsov, lodged at the Pera Palace, was known to be the centerpiece of Bolshevik propaganda efforts, with a particular interest in turning Cossacks and other White Russians to the communist cause.

“The Bosphorus was a dumping ground of all Europe’s war crooks and spies,” recalled Robert Dunn, an American naval official. The Pera Palace and Graveyard Street were natural points of attraction for foreigners and locals caught up in the game of intelligence gathering. The British Embassy stood at one end of the street, with a Turkish policeman permanently stationed outside to direct traffic to and from the Grande Rue. Farther along was the old Petits-Champs Park, with its theater and clubs. Next to the park was the Pera Palace itself and, next to that, the small grounds of the American Embassy. Then came the YMCA, followed by a British police station. During the Allied occupation, the headquarters of British naval intelligence and the officers’ mess of the British contingent were located in buildings just across the street. Bertha Proctor’s bar and sometime brothel anchored the southern end.

Even by the late 1920s, when the foreign presence in the city was much diminished, it was still advisable to be careful with conversation and to check around corners in that section of Pera. Settling in Istanbul had involved “little deceptions and coercions,” Trotsky’s wife, Natalya, recalled. Trotsky may have seemed a conspiratorial eccentric to the islanders on Büyükada, but paranoia is a reasonable response if someone really is out to get you. The Soviet

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The Birth of Modern Istanbul

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At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul — an ancient crossroads and Turkey’s largest city — people were looking toward an uncertain future.

Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins on the trail of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs — a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne’er-do-wells.

During the Second World War, thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe found passage through Istanbul, some with the help of the future Pope John XXIII. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul’s most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests.

“In beguiling prose and rich character portraits, Charles King brings to life a remarkable era when a storied city stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism.”

Timely … brilliant … hugely enjoyable, magnificently researched and deeply absorbing.

Jason Goodwin, New York Times Book Review

Elegant … multiple biographies unfold against the backdrop of an old city’s growing pains.

Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe

An engaging, detailed look at the old city that became the newest of them all.

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At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul-an ancient crossroads and Turkey’s largest city-people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik ass.

At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul-an ancient crossroads and Turkey’s largest city-people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins on the trail of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs-a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne’er-do-wells. During the Second World War, thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe found passage through Istanbul, some with the help of the future Pope John XXIII. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul’s most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests. In beguiling prose and rich character portraits, Charles King brings to life a remarkable era when a storied city stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism. Книга «Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul» автора Charles King оценена посетителями КнигоГид, и её читательский рейтинг составил 8.00 из 10.
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