The Resource Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King

Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King

Label
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul
Title
Midnight at the Pera Palace
Title remainder
the birth of modern Istanbul
Statement of responsibility
Charles King
Title variation
Birth of modern Istanbul
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish seats to paying guests. As the multi-ethnic empire became a Turkish republic, Russian émigrés sold family heirlooms, an African American impresario founded a jazz club, Miss Turkey became the first Muslim beauty queen, and a Boston professor unveiled the lost treasures of the Hagia Sophia. Turkey's president Kemal AtatÃ1⁄4rk, Muslim feminist Halide Edip, the exiled Leon Trotsky, and the future Pope John XXIII fought for new visions of human freedom. During World War II, German intellectuals ran from the Nazis while Jewish activists spirited refugees out of occupied Europe. In this pioneering portrait of urban reinvention, Charles King re-creates an era when an ancient city became a global crossroads--a forgotten moment when Europe's closest Muslim metropolis became its vital port of refuge; 'Intrigue, violence, sex, and espionage, all set against the slow dimming of Ottoman magnificence. I loved this book'--Simon Winchester"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Brings to life a remarkable era after the 1925 establishment of the Turkish Republic, when the storied city of Istanbul stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism via its ethnically diverse population and importance in the key historical events and cultural movements of the early 20th century
Writing style
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10356266
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Charles
Dewey number
949.61/8024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pera Palas Oteli (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • City and town life
  • Social change
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the birth of modern Istanbul
Label
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Grand hotel -- The gray fleet -- Occupation -- Resistance -- Moscow on the Bosphorus -- Konstantinoupolis -- "The post-war world was jazzing" -- "The past is a wound in my heart" -- Modern times -- Beyond the veil -- Living like a squirrel -- Island life -- Queen -- Holy wisdom -- Shadow wars -- Paper trails -- At the Gate of Felicity -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 476 pages
Isbn
9780393089141
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393089141
  • 18934909
Label
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Grand hotel -- The gray fleet -- Occupation -- Resistance -- Moscow on the Bosphorus -- Konstantinoupolis -- "The post-war world was jazzing" -- "The past is a wound in my heart" -- Modern times -- Beyond the veil -- Living like a squirrel -- Island life -- Queen -- Holy wisdom -- Shadow wars -- Paper trails -- At the Gate of Felicity -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 476 pages
Isbn
9780393089141
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393089141
  • 18934909

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