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This blog is not to explain the whys and hows in the historical chain of Ottoman Empire and is dedicated to Art and History of Ottoman Empire that lasted from 1299 to November 1922. Reader must notice that the aim of the blog is to give basic information and idea about Ottoman Arts. Cliches like “history is to give people aspect and experience about past so that it may prevent them to fall into the same mistakes in the future” is not valid for this blog since Art is a different era.

 

In conclusion the entries are related to the interesting sides of the amazing culture of Ottoman Empire. Not to give lessons or not to give any messages to a third-person.

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Published on October 21, 2008 at 7:11 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Dear Sir,

    I am having a research on The Ottoman names of Greek cities and villages, especially in the Larissa (Yeni Sehir) area. Could you please suggest to me some Ottoman or Turkish old books that I could find useful information?

    Sincerely yours,
    Fotis Markelos

    • Hi,
      If your research has academic purposes, i can try to cite academic works about the topic for you. But you should give the details of your search. (Which university, which department…etc.)

      If you take a look at Turkish cities (total 88 cities), approx. 80% of them have foreign origins. Here are the origins of the name of all turkish cities:
      Afyonkarahisar: Akroenos (Greek)
      Adana: Atana (Hittite)
      Adıyaman: Hısn-ı Mansur (Arabic)
      Ağrı: Ararat (Armenian)
      Amasya: Amasesia (Greek)
      Ankara: Ancyra (Galat Language)
      Antalya: Attaleia (Greek)
      Artvin: Artvan (Armenain)
      Aydın: Tralles (Greek)
      Balıkesir: Paleo Kastro (Greek)
      Bilecik: Agrilion (Greek)
      Bingöl: Cebel-cur (Urartu language)
      Bitlis: Bitlis, Badlis who was the general of Great Alexandr (Greek)
      Bolu: Klaudio Poli (Bitinia language)
      Burdur: Limobria (Greek)
      Bursa: Prussa (Bitinia Language)
      Çanakkale: Troas (Greek)
      Çorum: Hattuşa (Hittite)
      Denizli: Laodikeia (Greek)
      Diyarbakır: Diyar-ı Bekir (Ottoman)
      Edirne: Hadrianapolis (Greek)
      Elazığ: Elaziz (Arabic)
      Erzincan: Erzigan (Kurdish)
      Erzurum: Arz-ı Rum (Ottoman)
      Eskişehir: Dorlion (Frigia language)
      Gaziantep: Hantap (Hittite)
      Giresun: Kerasunda (Greek)
      Gümüşhane: Argyropolis (Greek)
      Isparta: Baride (Hittite)
      İstanbul: Eis tin polis (Greek)
      İzmir: Smirna, Symrina (Greek)
      Kayseri: Kaisareia (Greek)
      Rize: Rhizios (Greek)
      Osmaniye: Otman (Arabic)
      Malatya: Maldiye (Hittite)
      Ardahan: Ardana (Georgian)
      Bayburt: Payberd (Armenian)
      Konya: İkonion (Greek)
      Niğde: Nahida (Greek)
      Aksaray: Garsama (Greek)
      Çankırı: Gangra (Greek)
      Bartın: Barthenios (Greek)
      İskenderun: Alexandretta (Greek)
      İznik: Nikomidia (Greek)
      Karabük: Haluna (Hittitee)
      Kastamonu: Kastromoni (Greek)
      Kırklareli: Saranta Eklesias (Greek)
      Kütahya: Frigian Kotiaeon,
      Manisa: Lidian; Magnisia
      Maraş: Markasi (Hittitee)
      Muğla: Karya (Karcian)
      Nevşehir: Nissa (Hittite)
      Ordu: Kotioro (Greek)
      Sakarya: Sangari (Frigian)
      Samsun: Amisos (Ionian)
      Sinop: Sinova (Hittite)
      Sivas: Sebastia (Greek)
      Tarsus: Tarsa (Luvian)
      Tekirdağ: Bisanthe (Greek)
      Tokat: Togayit
      Trabzon: Trapezus (Greek)
      Trakya: Thraki (Greek)
      Uşak: Temenothyrea (Frigian)
      Urfa: Urbai (Syriac)
      Van: Vaini, Van (Armenian)

  2. I believe the Ottoman artistic movement became interested in Western art particularly at the start of the 1900s and mainly French and italian artists were invited over. Does anyone who who these invited artists were?

    Many Thanks
    Oliver

  3. thank you for this lovely blog. i hope yu will add more.
    ottoman history is entrancing i read a lot but there is always something new such as i have found on your blog.


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