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A traveller in one's homeland: local interest in archaeology and travel writing in the Ottoman Greek world in 19th century Anatolia

Ozil, Ayşe (2020) A traveller in one's homeland: local interest in archaeology and travel writing in the Ottoman Greek world in 19th century Anatolia. Adalya, 23 . pp. 497-515. ISSN 1301-2746

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This article examines local scholarly interest in archaeology and travel writing in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. It concentrates on the work of an Ottoman Greek intellectual from the provinces, i.e. a travelogue entitled Periegesis eis tin Pamphylian ("Travels in Pamphylia") written by Dimitri E. Danieloglu, who belonged to one of the leading Greek families of Antalya in southern Anatolia. By examining this work and focusing on the profile of an Ottoman Greek writer in the provinces, this essay explores the practical meanings and outcomes of modernization, intertwined with a civilizational discourse and modes of local Orientalism. Particularly, the essay dwells on what was possibly local and Greek in this story and aims to situate Periegesis in a broader historical context. It discusses the connection of Periegesis to the European travelogue genre, the emergence of an investigative attention to ancient remains and contemporary society among the educated classes of the empire, and developments in the Ottoman Greek intellectual milieu in the 19th century.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ottoman Empire; 19th century travel writing; archaeology; Greek; Anatolia
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula > DR0401-741.22 Turkey > DR701 Provinces, regions, etc., A-Z
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula > DR0401-741.22 Turkey > DR556-567 1789-1861. 19th century
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula > DR0401-741.22 Turkey > DR431-435 Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula > DR0401-741.22 Turkey > DR701-741 Local history and description (European Turkey)
ID Code:41347
Deposited By:Ayşe Ozil
Deposited On:09 Mar 2021 18:18
Last Modified:09 Mar 2021 18:18

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