If you happen to enjoy Assassin's Creed Revelations and would like to know more about the era, its people, and the city of Istanbul, these are a few of the books we used to bring our tale to life. Tread heavily, dear adventurer, for history is a muddy, murky place, and rewards only those with long and solid strides.
Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire, by Caroline Finkel
The Ottoman Centuries, by Lord Kinross
Istanbul: The Imperial City, by John Freely
History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, Vol. 1, by Stanford J. Shaw
Mission to Constantinople, by Liutprand of Crimona
The Turkish Empire: The Sultans, the Territory, and the People, by Rev. T. Milner.
History of the Ottoman Empire, by Edward Upham
History of the Byzantine Empire, George Finlay
The Fourth Part of The World, by Toby Lester
DK Eywitness Travel Guide: Istanbul, by Rose Baring
Some books from Turkey with loads of pictures that Mustapha brought back from Istanbul