Asia Minor: Travels in Coastal Turkey

Asia Minor Travels in Coastal Turkey The Plateau of Anatolia within the encircling barrier of the Taurus is essentially Asia Minor geographically an outpost of Asia its coastal lands without the Taurus whose formative influencres ha

  • Title: Asia Minor: Travels in Coastal Turkey
  • Author: John Patrick Douglas Balfour
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Plateau of Anatolia, within the encircling barrier of the Taurus, is essentially Asia Minor, geographically an outpost of Asia its coastal lands without the Taurus , whose formative influencres have come largely from the West, are rather Europa Minor , geographically a fourth shore of Europe I have presumed so to define them in the title of this book, a companion tThe Plateau of Anatolia, within the encircling barrier of the Taurus, is essentially Asia Minor, geographically an outpost of Asia its coastal lands without the Taurus , whose formative influencres have come largely from the West, are rather Europa Minor , geographically a fourth shore of Europe I have presumed so to define them in the title of this book, a companion to Within the Taurus It is a title incidentally which, in the political sense, might well be applied to modern Turkey as a whole For the Turkish Republic, built by Ataturk on western foundations, is gradually developing, like Greece its neighbour, into an integral part of Europe The book deals, not with a single jounrey, but with a series of journeys, made between 1947 and 1954, ranging from Antioch and the Syrian frontier in the South east to Adrianople and the Greek frontier in the North west, covering the greater part of the Turkish Riviera which fringes the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.

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