The Princes' Islands: Istanbul's Archipelago

The Princes' Islands: Istanbul's Archipelago

Joachim Sartorius
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Author:  Joachim Sartorius
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  120
Publisher:  The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Year:  2011
ISBN:  9781907973000

Off the coast of Istanbul, in the Marmara Sea, lie the Princes Islands, an archipelago of unusual natural beauty, which has long been considered the maritime suburb of the imperial capital on the Bosporus and effectively shaped by its manifold history. The poet Joachim Sartorius draws a loving portrait of the landscape and the light, the political observer Sartorius describes the microcosm, which was always a reflection of Istanbul-Constantinople-Byzantium, while the novelist Sartorius introduces us to the characters, who inhabit this time capsule.