Transformation of the Ottoman built environment in the nineteenth century in Anatolia: the case of Tokat

Kardaş, Ayşegül
In this study the Ottoman built environmet in the last period of the nineteenth century Anatolian city is examined. The study aims to explain the construction of new buildings as well as the transformation of earlier types during the process of contemporary modernization and centralization in the Empire. The main frame of the study is formed of the public and the private spaces that formed the urban built environment, and the transformation of these spaces. The city of Tokat has been chosen as the area of study, which still conserves built structures of the Ottoman as well as the earlier periods that are typical of an Anatolian city of the nineteenth century. Examining the transformation of public buildings and residential architecture in this city, this study emphasizes differences in degress of changes in public and private spaces, and the relation of such transformation with the central authority.


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Citation Formats
A. Kardaş, “Transformation of the Ottoman built environment in the nineteenth century in Anatolia: the case of Tokat,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2011.