AIA Archaeology Book Group
AIA: Westchester Archaeology Book Group is a monthly afternoon discussion group interested in reading material surrounding architecture, archeology and interesting anthropology books. Lead by an outside group of enthusiastic and loyal fans of past civilizations and places. Members are responsible for obtaining copies of the book. New members, please contact Myrna at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Title: Istanbul: A Tale Of Three Cities by, Bethany Hughes
From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates as an idea and a place, real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between East and West, North and South, it has been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was the very center of the world, known simply as "The City," but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a global story.
In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey from the Neolithic to the present, through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities--exploring the ways that Istanbul's influence has spun out to shape the wider world. Hughes investigates what it takes to make a city and tells the story not just of emperors, viziers, caliphs, and sultans, but of the poor and the voiceless, of the women and men whose aspirations and dreams have continuously reinvented Istanbul.
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- Thursday, November 15, 2018 Show more dates
- 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Small Conference Room