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By Bulent Gokay

This e-book bargains with the aftermath of the ""Great Game"" - the protracted fight among Britain and Russia for impression within the heart jap and significant Asian lands that bordered the increasing Russian empire of the late-19th century. It covers a interval that used to be the most important within the glossy political background of the entire sector from Thrace to the Caucasus, displaying how an alliance among Turkish nationalism and Bolshevism pressured Britain to acknowledge that it didn't have the manpower and assets to consolidate the spoils of its victory after international warfare I. It additionally presents ancient history to the present geopolitical pursuits of either Turkey and Russia within the war-torn Caucasus.

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But Hera was not deceived and drove Io away, pursuing her with a relentless gadfly that forced her to swim this strait between Europe and Asia. Thenceforth the strait bore the name Bosphorus, or ‘Cow's Ford‘, commemorating Io, the ‘Inachean daughter, beloved of Zeus‘. The legend of Jason's search for the Golden Fleece is perhaps a folk-memory of the first Greek voyages through the strait, which expanded far to the north-east the bounds of the Hellenic oecumene, or inhabited world. Homer placed Jason's voyage a generation before the Trojan War, which both ancient and modern scholars have dated to c.

Beyazit II (1481–1512); anonymous portrait 10. Selim 1(1512–20); anonymous portrait 11. Roxelana, wife of Süleyman the Magnificent and mother of Selim II; anonymous portrait 12. Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of Süleyman and Roxelana; anonymous portrait 13. Süleyman's funeral procession; miniature in the Süleymanname of Lokman, 1579/80 14. Procession with musicians; anonymous miniature in a Surname, or Book of Festivals 15. Selim II (1566–74); miniature painting by Nigâri 16. Murat IV (1623–40); anonymous painting 17.

Because of the later fame of the imperial city, many other states claimed credit for playing some role in the foundation of Byzantium, but scholars both ancient and modern generally agree that Megara was the principal founder. The original site of Byzantium was on the First Hill, the acropolis above the Promentorium Bosphorium. The principal monuments on the First Hill are Haghia Sophia, the great church erected by Justinian; Topkapi Sarayi, the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans for four centuries after the Turkish Conquest; and the Blue Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early seventeenth century – three edifices spanning more than a thousand years in the history of the imperial city.

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