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Grain Scale of Ottoman Istanbul: Architecture of the Unkapan Landing Square

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dc.contributor.author Erkal, Namik
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-27T13:54:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-27T13:54:58Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 0096-1442
dc.identifier.issn 1552-6771
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144215612753
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10.1177/0096144215612753
dc.description.abstract The grain provisioning of the Ottoman capital city Istanbul for the subsistence of its considerable population, including the court, the military, and the religious institutions, was maintained through the same location on an extramural landing square along the wharfs of the Golden Horn from the mid-fifteenth century up until the mid-nineteenth century: the Unkapan. This article addresses the urban architecture of Istanbul Unkapan as an illustration of the Ottoman official distribution centers referred to after public weighing scales as kapan. Here, the buildings constituting the Unkapanthe great magazine as the hall of the public weighing scale for grain, the mosque, and the tradesmen council house (divanhane or cardak)are identified and represented on the evidence of the original textual and visual sources, while the urban patterns through the landing square from the wharfs to the city gate are mapped. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Social Sciences en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies en_US
dc.title Grain Scale of Ottoman Istanbul: Architecture of the Unkapan Landing Square en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Urban History
dc.identifier.issue 3
dc.identifier.startpage 351
dc.identifier.endpage 381
dc.identifier.volume 44


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