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  • Aladdin's Lampby John Freely

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Aladdin?s Lamp is the fascinating story of how ancient Greek philosophy and science began in the sixth century B.C. and, during the next millennium, spread across the Greco-Roman world, producing the remarkable discoveries and theories of Thales, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and many others. John... more...

  • Children of Achillesby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    Since the days of Troy historic lands of Asia Minor have been home to Greeks. They are steeped in a rich fusion of Greek and Turkish culture and the histories of both are irrevocably entwined, fatefully connected. Children of Achilles tells the epic and ultimately tragic story of the Greek presence in Anatolia, beginning with the Trojan War and culminating... more...

  • Grand Turk, Theby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 27.00

    Sultan Mehmet II, the Grand Turk, known to his countrymen as Fatih, ?the Conqueror?, and to much of Europe as ?the present Terror of the World?, was once the most feared and powerful ruler in the world. The seventh of his line to rule the Ottoman Turks, Mehmet was barely 21 when he conquered Byzantine Constantinople, which became Istanbul and the capital... more...

  • Istanbulby John Freely

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 20.78

    Istanbul's history is a catalogue of change, not least of name, yet it has managed to retain its own unique identity. John Freely captures the flavour of daily life as well as court ceremonial and intrigue. The book also includes a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums. An in-depth study of this legendary city through its many... more...

  • Light from the Eastby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 27.00

    Long before the European Renaissance, while the western world was languishing in what was once called the 'Dark Ages', the Arab world was ablaze with the knowledge, invention and creativity of its Golden Age. This is the story of how Islamic science, which began with the translation of Greek manuscripts into Arabic in eighth-century Baghdad, preserved... more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world. One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer,... more...

  • Stamboul Sketchesby John Freely

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    Throughout the 1960s, John Freely explored the alleys, hidden corners and monuments of Istanbul, in between teaching, to create a legendary guidebook with Hilary Sumner-Boyd. But all the passages that were too personal, too capricious, too idiosyncratic, too indulgent of eccentric personalities, too wrapped up in the love of mid-afternoon banter,... more...

  • Strolling Through Istanbulby Hilary Sumner-Boyd; John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 18.00

    This classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely - the ?best travel guide to Istanbul? (The Times), ?a guide book that reads like a novel? (New York Times) - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through... more...

  • The Uses of Sportby John Hughson; David Inglis; Marcus W. Free

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    This textbook puts sport in the spotlight of cultural inquiry for the first time. The authors provide the essential resources for the study of sport within culture and popular culture. Sport is an important part of cultural life, yet until recently it has tended to remain on the margins of academic cultural studies. Beginning by considering sport... more...

  • Bumblebees (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 40)by John B. Free; C. G. Butler

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    This group of relatively large, colourful and familiar insects are a very popular subject of study because their behaviour can be observed without the use of elaborate equipment. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com more...