The Archaeology of Borderlands: North Western Anatolia in the Early Ottoman Period
Author(s): Fahri Dikkaya
Anatolia in the Early Ottoman Period and its socio-political transformations and interactions represented the temporal and spatial rhythms of inseparable structures between new comers and locals. As populations moved and interacted locally and regionally in the Western Anatolian borderlands, these rhythms through their crossing and exchanges set the stage for a network of interconnections among regional groups. This network functioned in a dynamic history of political consolidation of Turkmens and collapse of Byzantines with economic shifts and material cultural diffusions in both worlds. Thus, the shape and extent of interactive networks constructed a new landscape, especially in North Western Anatolia, as cultural and political landscapes. In this context, this paper will analyse socio-political transformations and interactions through archaeological and historical data.
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The Archaeology of Borderlands: North Western Anatolia in the Early Ottoman Period. Fahri Dikkaya. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433970)
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