City of Constantine

Mapping the remnants of Roman / Byzantine Constantinople in Istanbul

Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean

Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean

Philip Mansel

Colorful snapshots of 16th-20th c. life in Smyrna, Beirut and Alexandria. Beyond the repetitive theme of combustible cosmopolitanism, I found Mansel's structure a little chaotic.

https://www.amazon.com/Levant-Catastrophe-Mediterranean-Philip-Mansel/dp/030018171X