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"Istanbul - The Imperial City" by John Freely.   Istanbul's extraordinary history over 2000 years in (aeroplane friendly) paperback.  Includes 60 pages of notes on monuments and museums for visitors to the city. 

 

 

 

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BYZANTIUM

 

 

 

 

 

This is the stunning book of the stunning Royal Academy exhibition "Byzantium", which was on at the Royal Academy in London in early 2009.

 

 

Outstanding value-for-money tour de force with photos of a wide range of beautiful Byzantine objects and places.

 

 

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Belisarius c500 - 565 (65)

Ian Hughes' book "Belisarius" was published in early 2009 and includes some of our Ravenna photos.

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 1 of the full Norwich history

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Part 3 of the full Norwich history

 

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Publisher Könemann reappears with this superb coffee table tour de photo of Constantinople (only part of cover shown)

 

 

At the other end of the size scale is this most interesting little book with numerous images of coins.  It is in fact the catalogue of an exhibition "Encounters - Travel and Money in the Byzantine World"  which was viewable at the British Museum in late 2006

 

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An excellent high quality book which includes stunning photos of Byzantine gold coins and medallions.

 

The superbly illustrated coffee table sized catalogue of a 1988 exhibition at the British Museum in London.

 

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THE OTTOMANS

 

 

 

"Turkish Miniature Painting" compiled by Metin And.  Contains nearly seventy high quality copies of Turkish Miniatures, mostly from the Topkapi collection, and much interesting descriptive material.  Dost (the Istanbul publisher) also publish a book of Suleiman's love poems interspersed with miniatures - another high quality job.

 

"Suleiman the Magnificent" by Andre Clot.  Clot is both historian and journalist, and has produced a fascinating book which embraces the way people lived as well as what happened at the height of the power of the Ottoman Empire.  Can be bought from Amazon UK

 

"The Ottoman Empire: the Classic Age 1300-1600" by Halil Inalcik

 

"Lords of the Horizons:  A History of the Ottoman Empire" by Jason Goodwin 

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