John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich is an English historian, travel writer and television personality. Norwich became a writer after having pursued a career as a diplomat in Yugoslavia and Lebanon.

Articles

  • Aphrodite’s Domain

    From Issue 11

    The finest school of sculpture in all antiquity was in Aphrodisias. Above the valleys of the Meander in Turkey’s Aegean hinterland, this favourite city of the Emperor Augustus remained largely unknown until the photographer Ara Güler brought it to the attention of the Princeton scholar Kenan T Erim in 1959. Here Ara Güler returns to the city and John Julius Norwich recalls Professor Erim and his first impressions of the sculptures that took his breath away.

  • Istanbul in Peril

    The Great Walls

    From Issue 7

    The Anastasian and Theodosian walls together protected the city for many years; but now this vast and beautiful network is under attack from within. Cornucopia investigates the dangers that threaten this important cultural icon and its surroundings.

  • Building Byzantium

    From Issue 23
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