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Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul PDF

Charles King


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 Turkeys 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 neer-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, Istanbuls 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.



Sayfa Sayısı: 480

Baskı Yılı: 2015


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: W. W. Norton & Company

Rakuten Kobo'dan Charles King tarafından "Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Yet in Istanbul—an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city—people were looking toward an uncertain future.

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9780393351866 ISBN

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Rakuten Kobo'dan Charles King tarafından "Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Yet in Istanbul—an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city—people were looking toward an uncertain future.

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KORKMAZ YAVUZ

Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World. media commentator on global issues, he is the author of Gods of the Upper Air, Odessa, Midnight in the Pera Palace, and other books. to Dwarka, the notes of his flute lin- gered in the The Palace of Illusions The Palace of Illusions Ch ... : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Killers of the Flower Moon ...

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DOĞAN KARA

Sep 22, 2014 ... ... Darius Yesterday, I saw Georgetown professor Charles King discuss his new book Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul. ^ King, Charles (15 September 2014). Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul. W. W. Norton & Company – via Google Books. ^ Gaze's Tourists  ...

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ÖZTÜRK ÖZDEMİR

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.

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ÇELİK YILDIRIM

At the Pera Palace, Istanbul'smost luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the managerposted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul's most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the His new book on the emergence of modern Istanbul will be published by W. W. Norton in 2014.