New Books

Asar-ı Atika : Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda Arkeoloji Siyaseti

  • Publisher: Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları
  • Author(s): Zeynep Çelik

Eski eserlerin sahibi kimdir? Günümüzde uluslararası anlaşmazlıklarda canlı bir yer tutan bu alışılmış sorudan yola çıkan Asar-ı Atika, eski eserler üzerinden geçmişi sahiplenme olgusunu siyasi ve kültürel boyutlarıyla ele alıyor. Arkeolojinin akademik bir disiplin haline geldiği 19. yüzyıl sonu ve 20. yüzyıl başında, arkeoloji ve ulus kurma pratikleri arasındaki ilişkiye disiplinlerarası bir bakış açısıyla yaklaşıyor. Hükümetlerin, müzelerin, arkeologların ve kazı işçilerinin eski eserler üzerindeki hak iddialarını inceleyerek arkeolojinin kültürlerarası ilişkiler ve iktidar mücadelelerinde oynadığı rolü ortaya koyuyor.


Special Collections

The Anthony Bryer Special Collection

Anthony Bryer (1937-2016), late Emeritus Professor of Byzantine history at Birmingham University, wrote his doctorate thesis on The Empire of Trebizond (1204-1461) at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He held fellowships at Athens University, Dumbarton Oaks and Merton College, Oxford.  He was the founder and long-serving first director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham (1976 – 1994). In 1975, he also established “Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies”, now a leading journal in the field. His publications included “The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos”, “Peoples and settlement in Anatolia and the Caucasus, 800-1900”, “The post-Byzantine monuments of the Pontos: a source book” and several articles. Bryer acted as chairman of the British committee of the International Association of Byzantine Studies (1989-95) and served as director at British Institute at Ankara (1996-2000).


Anthony Bryer, one of the doyens of research on Anatolian Civilizations, donated to the ANAMED Library of Koç University just before his death in late 2016, a collection of 15 journals and book series, including Eastern Churches Review, Byzantinoslavica: International Journal of Byzantine Studies, Byzantion, Revue Internationale des Etudes Byzantines, Petits Propos Culinaires: Essays and Notes to do with Food, Cookery and Cookery Books, Revues des Études Byzantines, Sobornost, Transaction of Royal Historical Society, composed of approximately 500 volumes, which further enriches the library, especially in the area of ​​Byzantine Studies.


For our librarians’ take on the collection and Anthony Bryer himself, please see ANAMED Library Branch Librarian Naz Özkan and NIT Library Branch Librarian İrem Ünal’s blogposts (in Turkish).

The Slobodan Ćurčić Colleciton

Slobodan Ćurčić is an Emeritus Professor at Princeton University. He holds a PhD from New York University, and is a renowned expert on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. He led many archaeological excavations in former Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His many books include Art and Architecture in the Balkans: An Annotated Bibliography (1984), The Twilight of Byzantium (with co-editor D. Mouriki, 1991), and Middle Byzantine Architecture on Cyprus: Provincial or Regional (2000).


Professor Ćurčić donated to the ANAMED Library a collection of 276 books that consists mostly of works on Byzantine art and architecture.

Fellow Publications

Das hagiographische Dossier der heiligen Theodosia von Konstantinopel

  • Publisher: Walter De Gruyter
  • Author(s): Sofia Kotzabassi

Saint Theodosia of Constantinople enjoys a special place among the martyrs of the iconoclastic persecutions. Her cult reached its zenith under the Byzantine dynasty of the Palaiologoi (1259-1453), which is reflected not only in three rhetorical panegyrics in her honour, but also in historical works, poetry, hymnography, and in the travel journals of Russian pilgrims.
Kotzabassi provides a detailed analysis of and a commentary on these texts, as well as a critical edition based on all known manuscripts of the texts, some of which are published for the first time.


Brickstamps of Constantinople Volume I: Text

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Author(s): Jonathan Bardill

Brickstamps of Constantinople is the first major catalogue and analysis of stamped bricks manufactured in Constantinople and its vicinity in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine periods. The text discusses the organization of the brickmaking industry, the purpose of brickstamping, and establishes for the first time a chronology for the brickstamps. On the basis of the conclusions, dates are proposed for previously undated buildings in the city, and revised dates are given for other monuments.



Guide to Greek Civilization: Overview

KU faculty and students of relevant departments, as well as ANAMED’s and AKMED’s fellow researchers have a keen interest in matters related to Greek civilization, which creates the necessity for a wide variety of resources and tools. Suna Kıraç, ANAMED, and AKMED Libraries try to provide these resources and tools to the researchers. Created by SKL Reference Librarian Vasiliki Mole, this Lib Guide is complementary to the Libraries’ collection that will assist those interested with their research and will further support their knowledge on the subject.

Ancient Civilizations of Anatolia

General information about history and periods of Anatolia and its ancient civilizations.

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