Cities and Citadels in Turkey

Cities and Citadels in Turkey : From the Iron Age to the Seljuks

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For millennia, walled citadels have served both as residences for rulers and military forces and as sacred centers embodying the power of the elite. The outcome of a symposium organized by Koc University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, the essays in this volume are by leading scholars on the area that is now Turkey, from the first millennium BC through the fourteenth century AD. They examine the phenomenon of citadels in a comparative perspective in Anatolia and neighboring regions. Archaeology, art history, and history are brought to bear on the phenomenon of the citadel in its urban context.

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  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 215.9 x 302.26 x 27.94mm | 1,973.12g
  • Peeters Publishers
  • Leuven, Belgium
  • English
  • 9042927127
  • 9789042927124

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"This volume fills a gap in the scholarship on ancient architecture in Turkey in the urban context. The wealth of architectural and historical evidence provided by the many contributors constitutes a welcome addition to the field of Anatolian and Near Eastern architectural history. Perhaps more important, the book suggests a fruitful way forward for the field in broader terms by bringing unusual historical periods, the Iron Age and the medieval period, onto the same platform of discussion." --Omur Harmansah, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

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