Orienting Istanbul

Author: Deniz Göktürk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136920013
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Orienting Istanbul. Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.

The Rough Guide To Turkey

Author: Terry Richardson
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409332470
Size: 64.71 MB
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The Rough Guide To Turkey. The Rough Guide to Turkey is the most comprehensive travel guide to a unique country straddling both Europe and Asia and bordering countries as diverse as Greece in the west and Iran in the east. Inside you'll find insightful coverage of everything from Mediterranean beaches that play host to nesting turtles to soaring mountain ranges spangled with Alpine flowers, and from legendary ancient sites such as Troy to the exotic domed skyline of Byzantine and Ottoman-era Istanbul. There's detailed advice on how to travel about this vast and varied country and, once you reach your destination, clear city maps to help you navigate everywhere from the fifteen-million plus metropolis of Istanbul to the small frontier settlement of Dogubeyazit, in the shadow of biblical Mt Ararat. There's up to date descriptions of the best eating and drinking places, hotels and shops to suit all budgets, plus an array of stunning images. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Turkey. Now available in ePub format.

A Maverick Traveller

Author: Mary Jane Walker
Publisher: A Maverick Traveller Limited
ISBN: 0473408066
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A Maverick Traveller. Mary Jane Walker is a writer of historically well-informed travel memoirs that come with an autobiographical flavour. She has been described as a younger, female Bill Bryson, though with her own unique voice. Mary Jane first experienced world travel in an unusual way, as part of the crew on a Chinese junk named La Dame de Canton, the first to be built in the old way in decades. La Dame sailed from Canton, now Guangzhou, to Paris in the early 1980s. Just as in the old days of exploration by sail, the voyage took a couple of years to complete, with many stops along the way for fresh water and supplies, and, yes, for repairs as well. This was the first time a Chinese junk had made such a voyage from East to West. Firmly in the tradition of such hardy adventurers as Thor Heyerdahl and Tim Severin, the voyage of La Dame de Canton showed that the Chinese could have made a voyage of exploration to Europe in earlier times, perhaps passing Vasco da Gama as he went in the other direction. Mary Jane joined the Junk Expedition because she fell in love with the Captain, Niels, then found herself on a Chinese Junk sailing under a state of emergency into Diego Garcia. They had run out of food, had been eating rice and drinking saltwater for ten days; soaked on the boat. The sails were ripped. A Maverick Traveller is the first book in Mary Jane’s Maverick series of 8 travel memoirs. By the time she sat down to write her books, Mary Jane had travelled the world, from the Arctic Circle to work as a park ranger on an uninhabited island administered by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation. She had spanned two years (mostly naked) on La Dame de Canton; drunk hallucinogenic tea in the Amazon rainforest; and got so lost she ended up at Robin Hood’s hiding-place. Among other adventures, Mary Jane has also: • walked to Mount Everest Base Camp and seen the work and life of Sherpas • respectfully observed the life of many churches, temples and mosques • traversed various parts of the pilgrimage trails of the Camino de Europa • explored the stunning landscapes of New Zealand; visited remote parts of the Arctic while pulled by a team of dogs • travelled around Cuba the hard way • examined the downfall and renewal of the American inner city, and • interviewed protestors at Standing Rock. All the while, she has been meeting amazing people along the way. Her first book, A Maverick Traveller, is Mary Jane’s most autobiographical. A Maverick Traveller also introduces many of the journeys that Mary Jane describes in her later books. As the book’s précis explains, “Whether it was eating dog unintentionally in Indonesia, meeting the rapper 50 Cent before he was famous at a back-packers, or kicking a US nuclear submarine in New Zealand, A Maverick Traveller is filled with the unique stories and experiences of Mary Jane Walker. Mary Jane has travelled to all corners of the globe: to large cities, rural villages and tiny unknown islands off the coast of continents.” A Maverick Traveller is the first in an expanding series of books, all with Maverick in their title namely: • A Maverick New Zealand Way • A Maverick Cuban Way • A Maverick Pilgrim Way • A Maverick USA Way • A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings • A Maverick Himalayan Way; and • A Maverick Australian Way. All are out in 2017 except for A Maverick Australian Way, which is coming out in 2018. Mary Jane is self published and turned down literary agents - she is a Maverick.

In Pursuit Of Fulfilment

Author: Nemir Kirdar
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297869515
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In Pursuit Of Fulfilment. This is the life story of one of the most successful business leaders of our time. The formative influence upon Investcorp founder Nemir Kirdar was his father, who was mayor of Kirkuk and who instilled a public-service ethic in all of his sons. The book describes the events that drove Kirdar away from a life in politics in Iraq to the safety of the United States where he worked to establish himself in international investment banking. The first event was the assassination of King Faisal II. The second was his arrest after returning to Iraq to start his own business. By the time he flees from Iraq to Lebanon, Kirdar has married and has one daughter. In the beginning it is hard work, a long day in a training programme and then nights attending Fordham University to get his MBA. He works for a consortium of US banks and then moves on to Chase where he asks for his own department with a specialisation in financial projects in the Middle East. Kirdar is given rein to establish this project and an office in Abu Dhabi. Soon he finds the people he most wants to work with him, an international team, and then with some help from the Arab Monetary Fund he founds his company which is to be an investment company for the entire Gulf region. First he must 'explore the appetite of future investors'. He describes with great tact the difficulties of dealing with ultra-wealthy investors, and the period of the 1980s during which the company turned impressive profits in venture capital schemes through the wobbly dotcom craze to the present. He wanted Investcorp to be 'a bridge linking the Middle East and the West' and he has emphatically succeeded in this aim. IN PURSUIT OF FULFILMENT is a personal testimony from one of the world's most successful businessmen, the memoir of a vision - the story of what happens when an ideal encounters real life.

Imagining The Turkish House

Author: Carel Bertram
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292748450
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Imagining The Turkish House. "Houses can become poetic expressions of longing for a lost past, voices of a lived present, and dreams of an ideal future." Carel Bertram discovered this truth when she went to Turkey in the 1990s and began asking people about their memories of "the Turkish house." The fondness and nostalgia with which people recalled the distinctive wooden houses that were once ubiquitous throughout the Ottoman Empire made her realize that "the Turkish house" carries rich symbolic meaning. In this delightfully readable book, Bertram considers representations of the Turkish house in literature, art, and architecture to understand why the idea of the house has become such a potent signifier of Turkish identity. Bertram's exploration of the Turkish house shows how this feature of Ottoman culture took on symbolic meaning in the Turkish imagination as Turkey became more Westernized and secular in the early decades of the twentieth century. She shows how artists, writers, and architects all drew on the memory of the Turkish house as a space where changing notions of spirituality, modernity, and identity—as well as the social roles of women and the family—could be approached, contested, revised, or embraced during this period of tumultuous change.

Bibliography Of Art And Architecture In The Islamic World 2 Vol Set

Author: Susan Sinclair
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047412079
Size: 63.60 MB
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Bibliography Of Art And Architecture In The Islamic World 2 Vol Set . Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Islamic Art And Architecture

Author: Jonathan Bloom
ISBN: 019530991X
Size: 18.60 MB
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The Grove Encyclopedia Of Islamic Art And Architecture. Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.