The protection of the multicultural settlements of the Ottoman period in the Balkans

Psarros, Dimitris (2002) The protection of the multicultural settlements of the Ottoman period in the Balkans. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 258-259. [Book Section]

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After the total conquest of the whole of Balkan & Asia Minor by the Ottomans during the 16th century, slowly but steadily there was created an almost uniform architectural style in the Empire. This «Ottoman» style was a fusion of all the old local building traditions and was determined by the multinational character of the Empire ‘s population, with influences from the Renessance of the Arts in West Europe. In the cities, the different national Communities lived in separate quarters’ with their own social life, concetrated around their religious buildings, that were, at the same time, their cultural and social centers. The traditional structure of these multinational Settlements was maintained until the end of the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Balcan wars lead to the decomposition of the Ottoman Empire. The new National States that were created in this territory, aimed at their national homogenity.

Item Type: Book Section
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Psarros, DimitrisUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: protection of cultural heritage; traditional settlements; Ottoman period
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Balkans
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 17:08
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2011 17:08
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/592

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