Readings

John Julius Norwich,  A Short History of Byzantium (1997)

Elaine Pagels, Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation (2010)

Reviewed by Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker, March 5, 2012: “The Big Reveal: Why does the Bible end that way?”

Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul: Memories and the City (2006)

the melancholy–or hüzün– that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire (from a review on Amazon)

Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence (2008)

Profiled by Joshua Hammer  in The New York Times, January 31, 2014: “Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul.”

Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely,  Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City (1972, new ed 2010)

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