Across the Hellespont.pdf

Across the Hellespont PDF

Richard Stoneman

Turkey lies at the crossroads of history. For millennia, Anatolia has been crossed and re-crossed by waves of conquering civilizations - Hittites, Persians, Romans and Ottomans - who have created a country as varied as it is possible to find in the world. With a climate and landscape as diverse as its past, Turkey has provided an alluring and yet sometimes challenging destination for westerners throughout the ages. This, and the hospitality of its people has ensured that countless visitors, from classical times to the present, have fallen under the spell of Turkey.

Across the Hellespont describes in lively detail the remarkable literature which Turkey has inspired for two thousand years. At a time when Turkeys position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need for Europeans to understand the country is even more compelling. The range of travel writing represented in this book shows how, while political circumstances may change, the lure of Turkey remains constant.

20 Sep 2019 ... So at that point I start to frantically swim straight across the current , heading for the finish. I did make some headway in my struggle, and was in ... It leads from the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara and then through the ... Across the Hellespont from the eastern side, Leander swam nightly to visit Hera,  ...

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Across the Hellespont Book Summary : From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers have been inspired by Turkey, a varied country at the crossroads of history, for millennia. Here, Richard Stoneman describes in lively detail the remarkable literature they produced. At a time when Turkey’s position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need to understand …

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