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By Biray Kolluoglu, Meltem Toksöz

The japanese Mediterranean is among the world's so much vivid and very important advertisement facilities and for hundreds of years the region's towns and ports were on the center of East-West alternate. Taking a whole and finished examine the zone as an entire instead of keeping apart person towns or particular cultures, towns of the Mediterranean deals a clean and unique portrait of the total quarter, from the sixteenth century to the current.

In this formidable inter-disciplinary research, the authors learn the relationships among the japanese Mediterranean port towns and their hinterlands in addition to inland and provincial towns from many various views - political, fiscal, overseas and ecological - with out prioritizing both Ottoman Anatolia, or the Ottoman Balkans, or the Arab provinces with the intention to ponder the jap Mediterranean global as a coherent complete. via its penetrating research of a few of the networks that attached the ports and cities of the Mediterranean and their population in the course of the Ottoman interval, towns of the Mediterranean provides the area as a unified and dynamic group and paves the way in which for a brand new realizing of the subject.

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It is not surprising that Amsterdam, as the most impressive clearinghouse and warehouse of the world-economy, contributed immensely to the thriving of overland routes flowing into and out of it. The momentum was 30 CITIES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN on the side of overland trade, partly because the golden age of the nobility in Poland, Hungary, Wallachia, and Moldavia (and the consumption that their newly-acquired wealth engendered) kept the routes passing through the Ottoman lands open and in continual use.

Renaissance maps not only mixed scientific and artistic modes of representation, but also mingled geographical and historical observations, as well as information about flora and fauna or the habits of locals. 2 The traditional belief that maps were ‘neutral’ objects, indicating distances and locations as accurately as the knowledge and technology of their eras allowed, was largely abandoned and replaced by the realization that mapmakers interpreted and sometimes intentionally distorted the reality they portrayed in their charts.

Maps and Wars: Charting the Mediterranean in the Sixteenth Century Carla Keyvanian The number of studies about historical maps has sharply increased in the last two decades. Although recent literature has continued to examine technical aspects of cartography, such as the development of systems of measurement and projection, there has emerged a new emphasis on the interpretation of maps as symbolic objects whose messages are more complex than the identification of the coordinates of a place. The upsurge in these studies is in part linked to interest in the blurred boundary between art and science, a line that maps of the early modern period straddled, as geographical knowledge was conveyed through pictorial means.

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