Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

By King, Charles

 Not Rated. Be the first to rate this product!

ISBN
9780393089141 9780393245783
Publisher
Norton


REVIEWS

Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2014  |  Social Sciences

The Pera Palace, named after the fashionable Pera neighborhood in Istanbul, housed foreign soldiers during World War I and foreign spies during World War II. Over the years, the residence was the site of a murder, a suicide, and an explosion. Using the palace as a backdrop, King (international affairs, Georgetown Univ.) skillfully recounts the decline of the Ottoman Empire after Mehmed V declared jihad against the Allies in 1914. King describes how Britain, both Islamophobic and philhellenic, reapportioned the once-sizable Ottoman Empire, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Become a Pro


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Add To My List

cover
by

This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Export


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Save List Search Query


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Follow Lists


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.