The Urban Book Series

Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities

A Study of Mersin, Turkey—From Antiquity to Modernity

Editors: Yenişehirlioğlu, Filiz, Özveren, Eyüp, Selvi Ünlü, Tülin (Eds.)

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  • Helps readers to understand the Mediterranean world through a bottom-up approach
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary view, allowing readers to comprehend the complex nature of the Mediterranean and its cities
  • Uses a relational approach to examine the social, physical and economic structure of Mediterranean port cities
  • Evaluates urban memory through personal testimonies, offering detailed insight into the relation between physical environment and social and economic structures
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About this book

This book surveys the historical development, current problems and likely prospects for Eastern Mediterranean port cities, providing contributions from scholars from various disciplines, such as archaeologists, historians, economists, urban planners and architects. By studying the city of Mersin and the surrounding area, it offers insights into the changing nature of Eastern Mediterranean port cities.
The first part of the book discusses the approaches to the Mediterranean World, from the late prehistory to the present, and questions the implications of the values inherited from the past for a sustainable future. The second part then examines the social structure of Eastern Mediterranean port cities presenting an in-depth study of different ethnic groups and communities. In the third part the changing physical structure of these cities is elucidated from the perspectives of archaeology, architecture, and urban planning. The last part focuses on urban memory through a detailed study based on live recordings of original accounts by the local people. 
The book benefits prospective researchers in the field of Mediterranean studies, archaeology, history, economic history, architecture and urban planning.

About the authors

Dr. Filiz Yenişehiroğlu is a faculty member at the Department of Art History of Koç University. She also serves as director of Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research and Application Center in Ankara, Turkey. Her areas of specialty are Ottoman Art, Ottoman architecture, Ottoman ceramic art and popular culture.

Dr. Eyüp Özveren is Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (FEAS), Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. His areas of specialty are economic history, history of economic thought, institutional economics, Mediterranean studies and political economy.

Dr. Tülin Selvi Ünlü is researcher at Mersin University-Center for Mediterranean Urban Studies, Turkey. Her areas of specialty are Eastern Mediterranean port cities and their urban development, urban history, urban memory and oral history.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Yenişehirlioğlu, Filiz (et al.)

  • The Mediterranean Idea: From the Roman Mare Nostrum to the Book of the Sea by Naḥum Slouschz (1948)

    Pages 17-28

    Ginio, Alisa

  • Mediterranean as a Supra-Regional Interaction Sphere During Late Prehistory: An Overview on Problems and Prospects

    Pages 29-51

    Özdoğan, Mehmet

  • Settlements in the Hellenistic Period in Cilicia

    Pages 53-62

    Aydınoğlu, Ümit

  • Anthroscapes: A Robust Basis for Mapping Land Quality and Sustainable Land Use Patterns

    Pages 63-77

    Kapur, Selim (et al.)

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities
Book Subtitle
A Study of Mersin, Turkey—From Antiquity to Modernity
Editors
  • Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu
  • Eyüp Özveren
  • Tülin Selvi Ünlü
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93662-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93662-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93661-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06701-4
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 259
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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