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Insediamenti fortificati del Vicino Oriente

La cittadella di ‘Urfa (Turchia)

Cristina Tonghini    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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This paper presents a summary of the results of an ongoing archaeological research on the citadel of Şanlıurfa, Turkey. It briefly discusses the history of fortification in the area and the present state of knowledge. It than illustrates the sequence of construction of the citadel on the basis of a stratigraphic analysis of the archaeological remains preserved above ground at the citadel, together with the study of historical photos and a re-examination of the written sources. This research is contributing to a better understanding of the evolution process that led to the development of a mature military architecture in the area and of the building techniques that were employed in this context

Pubblicato
08 Novembre 2017
Presentato
14 Settembre 2017
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-204-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-189-8

Keywords: Islamic building techniquesCitadelIslamic fortificationIslamic military architectureFrontierMilitary architecture

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