Epic – in size, stature, and content for all of its 856 pages
Scarf Lady doesn’t do anything halfway.
You’ll put it down and pick it up a hundred time – each time in awe of the life-filled, life-affirming history of the city at the crossroads of East and West. It’s all about how intricate and sometimes improbably Istanbul’s history is and has been.
Bettany focuses on everbody: emperors, sultans, slaves, refugees.She gives emphasis to the roles women played in the city over time…The result is a more complete presentation of the city’s history.
A tale of three cities – Istanbul – Bettany Hughes
ISBN-13 : 978-0306825842