The Janissary Tree

A Novel
Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9781429934374
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL This first book in the Investigator Yashim series is a richly entertaining tale, full of exotic history and intrigue, introduces Investigator Yashim: In 1830s Istanbul, an extra-ordinary hero tackles an extraordinary plot that threatens to topple the Ottoman Empire It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the Sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Lastname, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years, they were the empire's elite soldiers, but they grew too powerful, and ten years ago, the Sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback?

Der Antiquar von Konstantinopel

historischer Kriminalroman
Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492257381
Category:
Page: 342
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The Janissary Tree


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penerbit Serambi
ISBN: 9789790240278
Category:
Page: N.A
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Der dunkle Fluss

Roman
Author: John Hart
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641028000
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Edgar Allan Poe Award Es ist fünf Jahre her, dass Adam Chase in New York ein neues Leben anfing. Er hatte damals South Carolina verlassen, nachdem er von einer Mordanklage freigesprochen worden war. Nun bittet sein alter Freund Danny ihn um Hilfe, und Adam fährt zurück. Doch der Freund ist verschwunden und in der Heimatstadt schlagen ihm Argwohn und Hass entgegen. Als Danny tot aufgefunden wird, fällt der Verdacht gleich wieder auf Adam. Aber es ist nicht nur dieser neue Mord, der Adam aufwühlt. Er muss sich der Vergangenheit stellen und es gibt dunkle Familiengeheimnisse. John Hart erkundet mit großer Intensität, wie weit Menschen gehen können, wenn es um Geld geht und um Rache.

The Snake Stone


Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571267505
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Lefvre, a French archaeologist, has arrived in Istanbul determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure. Yashim is commissioned to find out more about him. But when Lefvre's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out that there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Once again, Yashim finds himself in a race against time to find the startling truth behind a shadowy secret society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, caught in a deadly game deep beneath the city streets, a place where the stakes are high - and betrayal is death.

Der gläserne Käfig

Roman
Author: Barbara Nadel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548604442
Category:
Page: 443
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Lords of the Horizons

A History of the Ottoman Empire
Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466874872
Category: History
Page: 368
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Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one.

Colonization Or Globalization?

Postcolonial Explorations of Imperial Expansion
Author: Silvia Nagy,Chantal J. Zabus
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739131763
Category: Political Science
Page: 172
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The essays in this volume present new scholarship on imperial expansion through colonization and globalization from a variety of postcolonial perspectives. Most of the articles are grounded in literary works. National identities and imageries are scrutinized, deconstructing the modernist and utopian idea of a nation as a site of homogeneity, and reviewing the importance of the changing concept of identity in the different phases of decolonization.

Buch des Flüsterns


Author: Varujan Vosganian
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552056599
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 1867
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Varujan Vosganian breitet einen fein gewebten Teppich an Geschichten und Figuren vor uns aus. In Focsani, einer Provinzstadt in Rumänien, scheinen sich die Wege des aus seiner Heimat vertriebenen armenischen Volkes zu kreuzen: Da ist Sahag, der von seiner Mutter für einen Sack Mehl verkauft wurde, und Siruni, die von den Russen nach Sibirien deportiert wurde. Und da ist Großvater Garabet, der weise die Fäden dieser so wunder- wie grausamen Saga zusammenhält. Eine fremde und ferne Welt, voll von phantastischen Geschichten und von tragischer Geschichte - das Schicksal des Volkes von Armenien als epochaler Roman.

An Evil Eye

A Novel
Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9781429958875
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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From the Edgar® Award–winning author of The Janissary Tree comes the fourth and most captivating Investigator Yashim mystery yet! It takes a writer of prodigious talents to conjure the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire in all its majesty. In three previous novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on stylish, suspenseful, and vibrant excursions into its exotic territory. Now, in An Evil Eye, the mystery of Istanbul runs deeper than ever before. It's 1839, and the admiral of the Ottoman fleet has defected to the Egyptians. It's up to the intrepid Investigator Yashim to uncover the man's motives. Of course, Fevzi Ahmet is no stranger to Yashim—it was Fevzi who taught the investigator his craft years ago. He's the only man whom Yashim has ever truly feared: ruthless, cruel, and unswervingly loyal to the sultan. So what could have led Yashim's former mentor to betray the Ottoman Empire? Yashim's search draws him into the sultan's seraglio, a well-appointed world with an undercurrent of fear, ambition, and deep-seated superstition. When the women of the sultan's orchestra begin inexplicably to grow ill and die, Yashim discovers that the admiral's defection may be rooted somewhere in the torturous strictures of the sultan's harem. No one knows more about the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul than Jason Goodwin, of whom Janet Maslin wrote in The New York Times: "Mr. Goodwin uses rich historical detail to elevate the books in this series . . . far above the realm of everyday sleuthing."

Die Schrift des Todes

Historischer Kriminalroman
Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034826
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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*** Platz 1 der englischen Bestsellerlisten *** Matthew Shardlake ermittelt in seinem sechsten Fall Tudor-London, Sommer 1546: Die Ära König Heinrichs VIII neigt sich ihrem Ende zu. Unerbittlich bekämpfen sich Katholiken und Protestanten, die Jagd auf Ketzer wird immer gnadenloser. In dieser aufgeheizten Situation wird Matthew Shardlake in den Palast der Königin gerufen. Er soll ein brisantes Buch wiederfinden, das sie verfasst hat und das aus ihren Gemächern gestohlen wurde. Der Inhalt dieses Werkes könnte sie aufs Schafott bringen. Doch bevor Shardlake und sein Gehilfe Jack Barak die Suche aufnehmen, wird in London ein Drucker tot aufgefunden. Bei ihm findet sich eine Seite des Buches.

The Bellini Card

A Novel
Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9781429922722
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Investigator Yashim travels to Venice in the latest installment of the Edgar® Award–winning author Jason Goodwin's captivating historical mystery series Jason Goodwin's first Yashim mystery, The Janissary Tree, brought home the Edgar® Award for Best Novel. His follow-up, The Snake Stone, more than lived up to expectations and was hailed by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review as "a magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth." Now, in The Bellini Card, Jason Goodwin takes us back into his "intelligent, gorgeous and evocative" (The Independent on Sunday) world, as dazzling as a hall of mirrors and utterly compelling. Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdülmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece, a portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, may have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is promptly asked to investigate, but -- aware that the sultan's advisers are against any extravagant repurchase of the painting -- decides to deploy his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to visit Venice in his stead. Palewski arrives in disguise in down-and-out Venice, where a killer is at large as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini. But is it the Bellini itself that endangers all, or something associated with its original loss? And why is it that all the killer's victims are somehow tied to the alluring Contessa d'Aspi d'Istria? Will the Austrians unmask Palewski, or will the killer find him first? Only Yashim can uncover the truth behind the manifold mysteries.

Die kleinsten, stillsten Dinge


Author: Sara Baume
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000220
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Ein einsamer Mann Mitte fünfzig kommt ins Tierheim. Ray braucht einen Hund, wegen der Ratten in seinem Haus, und er sucht sich den traurigsten Köter von allen aus: Im Kampf mit einem Dachs hat Einauge den Kürzeren gezogen, daher sein Name. Er ist sehr schreckhaft, immer hungrig, und wenn andere Hunde in der Nähe sind, wird er aggressiv. Ray, der das von seinem Vater ererbte schäbige Haus an der See bisher kaum verlassen hat, findet in dem armen Kerl einen Gefährten und ein Spiegelbild. Frühmorgens unternehmen die beiden lange Strandspaziergänge – bis eines Tages eine Frau mit Hund ihren Weg kreuzt. Einauge fällt den Rivalen an, und das Unheil nimmt seinen Lauf. Bald darauf steht eine Polizistin vor der Tür. Ray wimmelt sie ab und flieht mit Einauge in seinem klapprigen Auto. So fahren die beiden, Menschen meidend, die irische Atlantikküste hinab, während es draußen immer kälter und das Geld immer weniger wird ... Eine traurige, eine herzzerreißende Geschichte, die Sara Baume in eine so klare wie schöne Sprache gehüllt hat. Ray und sein Hund bewegen sich durch ein wenig idyllisches Irland, Raffinerien, Parkplätze, Dreck – die Kunst der Autorin und ihre überragende Beobachtungsgabe machen aus dieser Flucht eine Reise voll dunkel strahlendem Glanz.

Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe

Memory, Aesthetics, Art
Author: Frank Peter,Sarah Dornhof,Elena Arigita
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839421764
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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Culture is a constant reference in debates surrounding Islam in Europe. Yet the notion of culture is commonly restricted to conceptual frames of multiculturalism where it relates to group identities, collective ways of life and recognition. This volume extends such analysis of culture by approaching it as semiotic practice which conjoins the making of subjects with the configuration of the social. Examining fields such as memory, literature, film, and Islamic art, the studies in this volume explore culture as another element in the assemblage of rationalities governing European Islam. From this perspective, the transformations of European identities can be understood as a matter of cultural practice and politics, which extend the analytical frames of political philosophy, historical legacies, normative orders and social dynamics.

100 Must-read Historical Novels


Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

Books to Die For

The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
Author: John Connolly,Declan Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696582
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 560
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

The Janissaries


Author: Godfrey Goodwin
Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 9780863567407
Category: History
Page: 288
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Authoritative history of the Ottoman Empire's feared warrior corps.

The Janissary

The New People in Power
Author: Firsid Barsa
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452040540
Category: Fiction
Page: 404
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“The King shall lose both head and crown...” In The Peasant War, the first book of this amazing trilogy, the ancient prophecy came to pass, as an army of serfs and janissaries overthrew the corrupt dynasty. Janissary General Dmitry Konchak is now an unlikely hero of the Revolution -- a military genius who is squeamish and faints at the sight of blood, an effeminate drunkard, an outsider among the political elite, the so-called “New People” whom he helped bring to power. In The New People In Power, the second book of The Janissary trilogy, Field Marshal Konchak fights to reunite the empire and re-conquer breakaway regions, including his own native province. In the village where he was born, the janissary comes face to face with his own past, as an ancient Oracle foretells a guastly future. Konchak’s destiny is mirrored by that of his friend, the brooding nobleman, Reiss Tselatse. Tselatse’s infatuation with a merchant’s daughter leads to an unlikely act of heroism: They must burn the secret police archives to keep them out of the hands of hostage-takers. And yet, not all the files are burned.... Several fragments turn up later as clues to condemn a spy.... As Tselatse completes his tortured journey from idealistic revolutionary to cynical secret police officer, Konchak’s career falters. A suspicious death within the government elite and the ensuing power struggles within the top triumvirate turn the two friends against one another and culminate in a horrific betrayal. Cast down from the pinnacle of military glory to bitter exile in the frozen tundra, Konchak finds the Oracle’s prophecy fulfilled: “A day will come when your very survival will depend on a single bowl of soup.” As brutal war sweeps across the continent, this epic story continues, of revolution, war, friendship, love, and betrayal.

Halbmond und Stern

die Türkei zwischen zwei Welten
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527504931
Category:
Page: 305
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Die Türkei ist ein Land der Gegensätze: sie steht zwischen der Vergangenheit des Osmanischen Reichs, und der Hoffnung auf eine demokratische Zukunft, dem starken Militär und einer bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, der muslimischen Tradition und dem laizistischen Staat. Außerdem ist die Türkei NATO-Mitglied, liegt sowohl in Asien als auch in Europa und spielt eine zentrale Rolle in der Nahost-Politik des Westens. Stephen Kinzer war Korrespondent der New York Times in Istanbul und schildert lyrisch, manchmal sogar romantisch, aber immer mit der nötigen Distanz diesen Staat, der für Deutschland und Europa so wichtig ist. Ein Buch über ein Land in zwei Welten, geschrieben von einem Insider aus dem Westen, der beide Welten kennt.

Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Culinary Adventures in the Ottoman Ki


Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957254015
Category:
Page: 224
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"Inspired by Jason Goodwin's bestselling mystery novels, Yashim Cooks Istanbul evokes the colors and flavours of the Ottoman world, with recipes from simple meze and vegetable dishes to meat, fish, and puddings."--Back cover.