Course Readings

July, 3, 2014

Whittaker, C.R., 1990. “The Consumer city revisted: the vicus and the city”, Journal of Roman Archaeology 3, pp. 110-118.

Henry Maguire. Gardens and Parks in Constantinople, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 2000, pp. 251-264

Kaldjian, P. Istanbul’s Bostans: a Millennium of Market Gardens. Geographical Review 94(3), 2004, 284-304.

Necipoglu, Gülru. 1997. The Suburban Landscape of Sixteenth-Century  Istanbul as a Mirror of Classical Ottoman Garden Culture.” In Gardens in the Time of the Great Muslim Empires: Theory and Design, edited by Attilio         Petruccioli, Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill, pp. 32-71

  Shopov, Aleksandar and Ayhan Han. Osmanlı Istanbul’unda Kent Içi  Tarımsal Toprak Kullanımı ve Dönüsümleri: Yedikule Bostanları, Toplumsal  Tarih, 236, August 2013, 34 – 38. (English translation)

July, 8  

Raymond Williams, The Country and the City, 1975, Oxford University Press, pp.1-12

Cassianus, Bassus, Geoponika: Farm Work: A Modern Translation of the Roman and Byzantine Farming Handbook. Totnes, Devon: Prospect Books, 2011, 9-55 and  246- 267.

Brubaker, Leslie. The Vienna Dioskorides and Anicia Juliana, in Byzantine Garden Culture ed., Anthony Littlewood, Henry Maguire and Joachim Wolschke – Bulmahn,    189-214

July , 10

Maria Mavrudi and  Mary-Lyon Dolezal, “Theodore Hyrtakenos’ Description of the Garden of St. Anna and the Byzantine Descriptions of Gardens.” In Byzantine Garden Culture, eds. A. Littlewood, H. Maguire, J. Wolschke-Buhlmann, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C, 2002, 105-158.

Shirine Hamadeh, Public spaces and the garden culture of Istanbul, in The Early Modern Ottomans, edited by Virginia Aksan and Daniel Goffman, 2007, 277-312.

Byzantine Typika:

(Twelfth century) Typikon of Athanasios Philanthropenos for the Monastery of St. Mamas in Constantinople (trans. Anastasius Bandy)

(Thirteenth century)   Typikon of Theodora Palaiologina for the Convent of Lips in Constantinople (trans. Alice-Mary Talbot)

Typikon of Theodora Palaiologina for the Convent of Sts. Kosmas and Damian in Constantinople (trans. Alice-Mary Talbot)

Inalcık, Halil. 2012 . The Survey of Istanbul 1455: The Text, English Translation, Analysis of the Text, Documents. İstanbul, Turkey: Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, 2012, preface, introduction and  pp. 295- 368.

The Survey of the Bustans (Gardens) in Istanbul intramural from 1735.  (unpublished, english translation)

July 15 and 17

Bevan, A., Conolly, J., Colledge, S., Frederick, C., Palmer, C., Siddall, R. & Stellatou, A. 2013. The
Long-Term Ecology of Agricultural Terraces and Enclosed Fields from Antikythera, Greece. Human Ecology 41(2): 255-272.

Conolly, J., & M. Lake. 2006. First Principles. In Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology.
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 11-32.

Goodchild, H. 2012. GIS Models of Roman Agricultural Production. In A. Bowman & A. Wilson (ed.)
The Roman Agricultural Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 55-84.

Ingold, T. 2000. To Journey Along a Way of Life. In T. Ingold The Perception of the Environment.

Preston, B., & M. Wilson. In press. Practicing GIS as Mixed-Method: Affordances and Limitations in
an Urban Gardening Study. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Available at

July 22 and 24

Professor Gulay Yedekçi lectured on Urban Transformation in Istanbul and urban agriculture.

August 5 and 7

Professor Gulay Yedekçi lectured on Urban Transformation in Istanbul and her work on the Yedikule gardens.

August 12 and 14

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