Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise forAladdin's Lamp: "A sinuous odyssey . . . Freely chronicles the transmission of scientific ideas from ancient Greece and Rome to an early modern Europe on the cusp of the scientific revolution." Booklist "Freely extensively documents Islamic works that gave us words like algebra and algorithm and dusted off the even more ancient Hindu numerals now universally employed." Kirkus "Informative and intriguing . . . Freely shows how Western science developed in relation toand in controversy withancient Greek ideas about matter, light, motion and the structure of the heavens." Publishers Weekly Praise forStrolling through Istanbul "A classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul."--The Times "A guide book that reads like a novel."William F. Buckley,The New York Times. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
The once magnificent, now ruined, cities that cluster along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are reminders of a civilization that produced the first Hellenic enlightenment, giving birth to Homer, Herodotus, and the first philosophers of nature. John Freely brings this magnificent civilization to life as he recounts the epic tragedy of the Greeks in Anatolia, starting with the Trojan War and culminating with the period after the Turkish War of Independence. For history buffs, travelers, and anyone interested in Greek culture, Freely?s firsthand experience of this culture and region coupled with his passion for storytelling are a winning combination.
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John Freely has written over forty books and travel guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, Crete, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens, Strolling through Venice and the bestselling Strolling Through Istanbul.
Buchbeschreibung I. B. Tauris, 2010. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95649014
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Buchbeschreibung I B Tauris & Co Ltd 12/11/2009, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Unused. A small tear, a few light scratches and slight shelf wear on jacket. Content is fine. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 044602-18
Buchbeschreibung I. B. Tauris, U.S.A., 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. as new unused minor shelf wear only. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2000008849
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Buchbeschreibung I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd. Hardback. Buchzustand: new. BRAND NEW, Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor Since the Days of Troy, John Freely, Since the days of Troy historic lands of Asia Minor have been home to Greeks. They are steeped in a rich fusion of Greek and Turkish culture and the histories of both are irrevocably entwined, fatefully connected. "Children of Achilles" tells the epic and ultimately tragic story of the Greek presence in Anatolia, beginning with the Trojan War and culminating in 1923 with the devastating population exchange that followed the Turkish War of Independence. The once magnificent, now ruined, cities that cluster along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are reminders of a civilization that produced the first Hellenic enlightenment, giving birth to Homer, Herodotus and the first philosophers of nature. For more three millennia the Anatolian Greeks preserved their identity and culture as the tides of history washed over them, enduring conflicts that historians since Herodotus have seen as an unending clash of civilizations between East and West. Today, the memory of the Greek diaspora from Asia Minor lives on in the music of rebetika, the threnodies known as amanadas, and the poetry of Seferis, and even now the descendants of those exiles speak with nostalgia of 'i kath'imas Anatoli' - our own Anatolia, their lost homeland. This, told for the first time, is their story, from glorious beginnings to a bitter end, a story that continues to echo through the ages and across continents. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B9781845119416
Buchbeschreibung I. B. Tauris 2009-11-30, London, 2009. hardback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781845119416
Buchbeschreibung I.B.Tauris and Co Ltd, 2009. HRD. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GB-9781845119416