Outpost of Empire: An Appraisal of Ottoman Building Registers as Sources for the Archaeology and Construction History of the Black Sea Fortress of Özi

Brill: Leiden & Boston

In this study we aim to explore the utility as sources for the building history and archeology of the Özi fortress complex of a little-used corpus of Ottoman archival materials from the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which we provisionally refer to as “new-style building registers.” We sample the earliest period for which such registers are extant for Özi as a test case for their wider applicability and as a starting point for a more thorough building history of this complex. In addition, we begin to assess the potential of these materials for the study of Ottoman building technology and terminology



  • G. Necipoglu

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Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World

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