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    • Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

    • By: Bettany Hughes
    • Narrated by: Bettany Hughes
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A daunting undertaking pulled off superlatively

    • By SGS on 12-24-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Istanbul

    • A Tale of Three Cities
    • By: Bettany Hughes
    • Narrated by: Bettany Hughes
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and the World's Desire

    • By Jefferson on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $21.31