Constantinople was the great center of understanding, society, and also faith – capital of the Byzantine Empire and the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. It remained a crucial cosmopolitan metropolis, after its occupation by the Ottomans, and its addition right into the here and now Turkish state. The author was birthed in Constantinople, relabelled Istanbul, as well as in this publication he wove together the city’s bigger historical and political background, as well as his very own experiences, leading up to the Turkish pogrom of September 5-6, 1955. He assessed and also linked the intricacies on the regional and global scale, that started the destruction of the Greek, Armenian, and also Jewish ethnic neighborhoods in the wonderful city. He then checked out the different as well as contradictory feedbacks and reactions to the pogrom, which affected and also affected the local and international ball also unto the here and now day. The last phases of the book deal with both his very own expectation as well as the international state of affairs dominating when the writer re-visits the land of his birth and also updates the city’s and the area’s chronicles to the present.
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