Book Size: 5" x 7.75"

Pages: 272

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566209

Series: Interlink Traveller's Histories

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 6

Illustrations: b&w illustrations, maps

Release date: 09/30/15


A Traveller's History of Turkey


$ 14.95

“One of an excellent new series of brief histories.” — The New York Times

About this book

Throughout the millennia Turkey formed the core of several Empires- Persia, Rome, Byzantium- before becoming the center of the Ottoman Empire. All these civilizations have left their marks on the landscape, architecture and art of Turkey- a place of fascinating overlapping cultures.

A Traveller's History of Turkey offers a concise and readable account of the region from prehistory right up to the present day. It covers everything from the legendary Flood of Noah, the early civilization of Catal Huyuk seven thousand years before Christ, through the treasures of Troy, Alexander the Great, the Romans, Seljuks, Byzantines and the Golden Age of the Sultans, to the twentieth century's great changes wrought by Kemal Ataturk and the strong position Turkey now holds in the world community.


About the author

Richard Stoneman is an Oxford trained classicist with a thorough knowledge of ancient Greece, its language and history; he has also published many books on modern Greece and is familiar with the sources from the Middle Ages and the modern period. He is the author of A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece, A Traveller’s History of Turkey, A Luminous Land: Artists Discover Greece. He is a frequent visitor to Greece and gets withdrawal symptoms if he doesn’t go to Athens at least once a year.


“A lively overview… The book helps the visitor make sense of the country against the background of its diverse heritage… a valuable companion… recommended…” —Library Journal

“One of an excellent new series of brief histories.” —The New York Times