Patricia Blessing, Rachel Goshgarian (éd.), “Architecture and Landscape in Medieval Anatolia, 1100-1500”, Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

Assesses and analyses medieval Anatolia from the perspectives of architecture, landscape and urban space

Anatolia was home to a large number of polities in the medieval period. Given its location at the geographical and chronological juncture between Byzantines and the Ottomans, its story tends to be read through the Seljuk experience. This obscures the multiArchitecture and Landscape in Medieval Anatolia, 1100-1500ple experiences and spaces of Anatolia under the Byzantine empire, Turko-Muslim dynasties contemporary to the Seljuks, the Mongol Ilkhanids, and the various beyliks of eastern and western Anatolia. 312 pages. 75 livres sterling.

Table des matières

Introduction – Space and Place: Applications to Medieval Anatolia, Patricia Blessing and Rachel Goshgarian

Part I. Building: Masons and Infrastructure
Chapter 2. Craftsmen in Medieval Anatolia: Methods and Mobility, Richard McClary
Chapter 3. Stones for Travelers: Notes on the Masonry of Seljuk Road Caravanserais, Cinzia Tavernari

Part II. Social Groups: Akhis and Futuwwa
Chapter 4. Suggestions on the Social Meaning, Structure and Functions of Akhi Communities and their Hospices in Medieval Anatolia, İklil Selçuk
Chapter 5. Social Graces and Urban Spaces: Brotherhood and the Ambiguities of Masculinity and Religious Practice in Late Medieval Anatolia, Rachel Goshgarian

Part III. Exchange: Islamic and Christian Architecture
Chapter 6. Transformation of the ‘Sacred’ Image of a Byzantine Cappadocian Settlement, Fatma Gül Öztürk
Chapter 7. The ‘Islamicness’ of Some Decorative Patterns in the Church of Tigran Honents in Ani, Mattia Guidetti

Part IV. Frameworks: Language, Geography and Identity
Chapter 8. Harvesting Garden Semantics in Late Medieval Anatolia, Nicolas Trépanier
Chapter 9. All Quiet on the Eastern Frontier? The Contemporaries of Early Ottoman Architecture in Eastern Anatolia, Patricia Blessing
Chapter 10. The ‘Dual Identity’ of Mahperi Khatun: Piety, Patronage and Marriage across Frontiers in Seljuk Anatolia, Suzan Yalman

Notes on Contributors

JD Richaud

Doctorant en Islam médiéval à Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. Professeur PLP de Lettres-Histoire

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