Topkapi Palace (Golden Series)
This guide to the palace of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul takes the reader through all the rooms and gardens that are open to the public–and some that are not. It records the changes that the buildings have suffered through fire, earthquakes and the endless fight for space. Treasures, kaftans and furnishings are discussed as is food and drink. Above all, the book is about the thousands who lived in the saray and what they did and feared and saw, whether they were viziers, students or women.
Phrase book series: Turkish for Travellers
Part language instructor, part tour guide, the world-renowned Berlitz Phrase Book series has been the ideal companion guide for millions of travelers worldwide. Providing a wealth of essential information and practical tips, this popular series, redesigned and with updated phrases and expressions and over 2,300 words covering just about any situation a traveler is likely to encounter, remains the unparalleled market leader.