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dc.contributor.advisorGates, Charles
dc.contributor.authorDeluigi, Humberto Cesar Hugo
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T11:10:46Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T11:10:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/30019
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractCastles constitute the most abundant group of Byzantine remains in Anatolia, and offer historians and archaeologists the opportunity to more fully understand both Byzantine settlement patterns and defensive systems through the ages. However, due to their inaccessibility, lack of distinctive construction techniques, and an absence of evidence for secure dating these monuments have often been neglected by Byzantinists. At the same time, historical sources of the eleventh and twelfth centuries make it clear that the Komnenian emperors Alexios, John, and Manuel all engaged in extensive fortification activities. This thesis seeks to critically unite the historical and archaeological evidence for Komnenian fortifications, with the goal of further understanding the Komnenian defensive strategy and evaluating its results. Following a historical overview of Turkish settlement in Anatolia and the Byzantine response, forty Komnenian castles are surveyed, half of them historically attested and the other half assigned to the period based on historical likelihood and, where possible, stylistic similarities with known Komnenian fortifications. The conclusion argues that while the Komneni were generally successful in dealing with the Selçuks diplomatically, they were unable to solve the problem of the nomadic Türkmen, against whom their fortification program was overwhelmingly directed.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDeluigi, Humberto Cesar Hugoen_US
dc.format.extentxv, 161 leaves, illustrationsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectWestern Anatoliaen_US
dc.subjectByzantineen_US
dc.subjectAnatolian Selçuksen_US
dc.subjectTürkmenen_US
dc.subjectAlexiosen_US
dc.subjectJohnen_US
dc.subjectManuel Komnenosen_US
dc.subjectKılıç Arslanen_US
dc.subjectCastleen_US
dc.subjectFortificationsen_US
dc.subjectDefense Strategyen_US
dc.subjectSettlementen_US
dc.subject.lccXX(904978.1)en_US
dc.titleWinter in the land of Rum : Komnenian defenses against the Turks in Western Anatoliaen_US
dc.title.alternativeRûm toprağında kış : Batı Anadolu'da Türkler karşısındaki Komnenusların müdâfaasıen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Archaeology and History of Arten_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB149502


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