John Freely is an American who has lived and worked in Istanbul for most of the past thirty years. He is the distinguished author of many travel books on various parts of the Mediterranean, and several works of history. The Lost Messiah tells the extraordinary story of Sabbatai Sevi, a 16th-century mystic who claimed with great success to be the messiah. Jem Sultan tells the story of a captive Turkish prince who became a pawn in the power games of rival states in Renaissance Europe. John Freely is currently working on a book about how Greek science was transmitted to the West through the Islamic world.
Books by John Freely