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Space and Communities in Byzantine Anatolia

Papers From the Fifth International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium

Essays explore the rich and complex regional settlements of Anatolia. 

The volume collects twenty-six papers on Byzantine-period Anatolia that were presented at the Fifth International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium held in June 2019. The sections of the book focus on subjects including landscape dynamics, settlements and communication, regional networks, cityscapes, private and sacred space, and cultural interactions and identities. The essays cover a wide period, ranging from the third to the fifteenth century.

550 pages | 245 color plates | 7 3/4 x 9 3/4

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ix
Acknowledgements
xi
Preface
xiii
Introduction

I. Landscape Dynamics in Byzantine Anatolia
3
Remarks on History, Environment, and Climate in Byzantine Anatolia: Comments on a Complex Landscape
JOHN HALDON
19
Rural Settlements in Cilicia Secunda During the Late Antiquity and Early Byzantine Periods; V-VI Centuries
MUSTAFA HAMDI? SAYAR
35
Constantia and Its Hinterland:
Picturing the Syrian Orthodox Community Through Material Remains
ELI?F KESER-KAYAALP
II. Settlements and Communication in Byzantine Anatolia
55
Settlement Pattern in the Meander Delta during the Byzantine Period
JESKO FILDHUTH
73
Behind the Walls and in the Countryside. Reconstructing Byzantine Settlements and Their Environments in Anatolia: The Case of the Southern Troad
BEATE BO¨HLENDORF-ARSLAN

95
Harbor Cities as Interfaces of Maritime and Terrestrial Communication Systems in Late Antique and Medieval Western Anatolia
ANDREAS KU¨LZER
111
“I am going home by sea / for the first time in years”:
Urban-Like Coastal Spaces across the Early Medieval Mediterranean
LUCA ZAVAGNO
III. Documenting Regional Networks in Byzantine Anatolia
131
Reshaping Byzantine Bithynia, or Connecting Archaeology and History Online: A preliminary report on the Mapping Byzantine Bithyna Online (MBBO) Project
JULIEN CURIE, OLIVIER DELOUIS
143
A Selection of Byzantine Lead Seals from the Adnan Aci Collection
VERA BULGURLU
159
Roman and Late Roman Settlement in the Demirci Valley, Sinop (Turkey): A Reconsideration
OWEN DOONAN, ANNA SMOKOTINA, KRZYSZTOF DOMZALSKI
IV. Cityscapes in Byzantine Anatolia
175
Epigraphy of Contested Spaces: Doctrinal Identities, Imperial and Local Agencies in an Inscribed Letter of Justinian (IEph 1353)
ARKADIY AVDOKHIN
193
Amorium and the Ever-Changing Urban Space: From Early Byzantine Provincial City to Middle Byzantine Provincial Capital*
NIKOS TSIVIKIS
V. Private and Sacred Space in Byzantine Anatolia
222
A Late Antique Pilgrimage Church at the Harbor Canal of Ephesus and Its Interaction with Its Religious Center*
KATINKA SEWING
241
Creating Private Space:
Living Areas in the Late Antique Cities of Asia Minor*
INGE UYTTERHOEVEN
265
Wreck the Temple, Raise the Church? Christianization of the Urban Landscape in Lycia
BURCU CEYLAN, ELIF KARABACAK
277
The Regional Paradigm in Early Christian Art and Architecture: The Case of Anatolia*
PHILIPP NIEWO¨HNER
VI. Cultural Interactions and Identities in Byzantine Anatolia
307
Interactions between Ceramic Designs and Millefiori Glassmaking in Anatolia and Its Neighbors
HENRY MAGUIRE
319
Belief, Ritual, and Social Identity in Byzantine Anatolia: The Testimony of Mass- Produced Metalwork
BRIGITTE PITARAKIS


VII. Byzantine Anatolia through the lens of a central province: Cappadocia
341
Still a New Land for Art History?
ROBERT OUSTERHOUT
357
The Imperial Cult in Middle Byzantine Art: Cappadocia and Constantinople*
LYNN JONES
377
The Fortification Wall at Selime and Community Identity in the Peristrema Valley, Cappadocia, (Tenth–Eleventh Centuries)*
VERONICA KALAS
399
Rescue Excavations of the Church of
Sts. Constantine and Helena at Aktas¸ (Andaval, Andabalis), Nig?de: 1996–2019*
SACIT PEKAK
VIII. Liminal Spaces: Byzantine Anatolia and beyond
425
Crossing the border:
shifting identities in Byzantine Anatolia in the eleventh and twelfth centuries
DIMITRI KOROBEINIKOV
437
Jala¯l al-Di¯n Ru¯mi¯ and Anatolian Christians and Jews
RUSTAM SHUKUROV
449
Spatial Control and the Formation
of Public Space between Byzantium
and the Turkish Beyliks: Fourteenth-Century Manisa and Birgi (Historical Analysis)
ALEXANDER BEIHAMMER
467
Spatial Control and the Formation of Public Space between Byzantium and the Turkish Beyliks: Fourteenth-Century Manisa and Birgi (Two Case Studies in Archaeology of Art)
MYRTO VEIKOU

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