History Selcuk Altun The Sultan of Byzantium

ISBN 13 : 9781846591488

The Sultan of Byzantium

Note moyenne 3,28
( 186 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9781846591488: The Sultan of Byzantium

"Altun's prose has a dreamlike urgency"—John Ashbery

Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople, Emperor Constantine XI was killed—his body never found.

Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning himself the title of Immortal Emperor.

Five centuries after his disappearance, three mysterious men contact a young professor living in Istanbul. Members of a secret sect, they have guarded the Immortal Emperor's will for generations. They tell him that he is the next emperor in line and that in order to take possession of his fortune he must carry out his ancestor's last wishes.

What follows is his journey to the heart of a mystery of epic historical significance.

Selçuk Altun was born in Artvin, Turkey in 1950. He is a retired banking executive, a bibliophile and philanthropist. His novels, Songs My Mother Never Taught Me and Many and Many a Year Ago, were listed amongst the top one hundred translated crime fiction by the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

About the Author :

SELÇUK ALTUN was born in Artvin, Turkey in 1950. He is a retired banking executive, a bibliophile and philanthropist. His novels, Songs My Mother Never Taught Me and Many and Many a Year Ago, were listed amongst the top 100 translated crime fiction by the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Istanbul.

Review :


“Readers tired of the endless Da Vinci Code knockoffs will find Altun's variation on the theme a refreshing one. Altun (Songs My Mother Never Taught Me) beautifully incorporates details about the Byzantine Empire less familiar to Western audiences, as well as healthy injections of wry humor, into this riveting escapade.” Publishers Weekly

"Now in English, Altun’s novel rightly claims its place among the works of world literature through its brilliantly constructed plot and offers an intriguing read for readers and scholars of world literature." World Literature Today

"Sultan is first and most definitely a carefully executed mystery....What are you, some kind of aristocratic character escaped from a romantic novel?” asks the comely professor of the narrator/protagonist, who fits this description so perfectly. He also may or may not be The Sultan of Byzantium of Selçuk Altun’s absorbing novel. The longest-lasting and most satisfying intrigue is that readers never learn the name of the narrator, a dashing economics professor, until the book’s conclusion. How it is revealed, resolving many a loose end, is well worth the journey getting there."
New Pages.com

"The novel, translated from Turkish by Clifford and Selhan Endres, is punctuated by the literate wit of the author, whose extraordinary range of references extends from ancient authors to modern crime fiction. This is a hugely enjoyable crash-course in imperial bloodbaths, plus a travelogue, interwoven with snippets of poetry." The Independent, UK



Readers tired of the endless Da Vinci Code knockoffs will find Altun's variation on the theme a refreshing one. Altun (Songs My Mother Never Taught Me) beautifully incorporates details about the Byzantine Empire less familiar to Western audiences, as well as healthy injections of wry humor, into this riveting escapade.” Publishers Weekly

"Now in English, Altun’s novel rightly claims its place among the works of world literature through its brilliantly constructed plot and offers an intriguing read for readers and scholars of world literature." World Literature Today

"Sultan is first and most definitely a carefully executed mystery....What are you, some kind of aristocratic character escaped from a romantic novel?” asks the comely professor of the narrator/protagonist, who fits this description so perfectly. He also may or may not be The Sultan of Byzantium of Selçuk Altun’s absorbing novel. The longest-lasting and most satisfying intrigue is that readers never learn the name of the narrator, a dashing economics professor, until the book’s conclusion. How it is revealed, resolving many a loose end, is well worth the journey getting there."
New Pages.com

"The novel, translated from Turkish by Clifford and Selhan Endres, is punctuated by the literate wit of the author, whose extraordinary range of references extends from ancient authors to modern crime fiction. This is a hugely enjoyable crash-course in imperial bloodbaths, plus a travelogue, interwoven with snippets of poetry." The Independent, UK

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Altun, Selcuk
Edité par Telegram Books
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Telegram Books. PAPERBACK. État : New. 1846591481 Ships promptly. N° de réf. du libraire HGT3702RMLM101816H0804

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 5,13
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Selcuk Altun
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Books-FYI, Inc.
(cadiz, KY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. May have normal shelf wear. N° de réf. du libraire 23MA3600ZBUS

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 2,07
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,42
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Selcuk Altun
Edité par Telegram Books, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Telegram Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. État : New. Translation. Language: English . Brand New Book. Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople in 1453, Emperor Constantine XI was killed, his body never found. Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning himself the title of Immortal Emperor. Five centuries after his disappearance, three mysterious men contact a young professor living in Istanbul. Members of a secret sect, they have guarded the Immortal Emperor s will for generations. They tell him that he is the next Byzantine emperor and that in order to take possession of his fortune he must carry out his ancestor s last wishes. The professor embarks on a dangerous journey, taking him to the heart of a mystery of epic historical significance. The Sultan of Byzantium is a symbiosis of story and history and a homage to Byzantine civilisation. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781846591488

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Selcuk Altun
Edité par Telegram Books, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Telegram Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. État : New. Translation. Language: English . Brand New Book. Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople in 1453, Emperor Constantine XI was killed, his body never found. Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning himself the title of Immortal Emperor. Five centuries after his disappearance, three mysterious men contact a young professor living in Istanbul. Members of a secret sect, they have guarded the Immortal Emperor s will for generations. They tell him that he is the next Byzantine emperor and that in order to take possession of his fortune he must carry out his ancestor s last wishes. The professor embarks on a dangerous journey, taking him to the heart of a mystery of epic historical significance. The Sultan of Byzantium is a symbiosis of story and history and a homage to Byzantine civilisation. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781846591488

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,02
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Altun, Selcuk
Edité par Telegram Books (2012)
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Telegram Books, 2012. Paperback. État : New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000760197

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 5,67
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,22
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Selcuk Altun
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97818465914880000000

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,63
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Selcuk Altun
Edité par Telegram Books, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Telegram Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. État : New. Translation. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople in 1453, Emperor Constantine XI was killed, his body never found. Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning himself the title of Immortal Emperor. Five centuries after his disappearance, three mysterious men contact a young professor living in Istanbul. Members of a secret sect, they have guarded the Immortal Emperor s will for generations. They tell him that he is the next Byzantine emperor and that in order to take possession of his fortune he must carry out his ancestor s last wishes. The professor embarks on a dangerous journey, taking him to the heart of a mystery of epic historical significance. The Sultan of Byzantium is a symbiosis of story and history and a homage to Byzantine civilisation. N° de réf. du libraire BTE9781846591488

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,82
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Selçuk Altun; Translated by Clifford Endres and Selhan Endres
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 1846591481

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 6,89
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Altun, Selcuk
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2013. PAP. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire V7-9781846591488

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 6,84
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,42
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Selcuk Altun
Edité par Telegram Books 2012-10-01 (2012)
ISBN 10 : 1846591481 ISBN 13 : 9781846591488
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 5
Vendeur
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Telegram Books 2012-10-01, 2012. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire NU-GRD-04906542

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,15
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,33
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre