Tarihin Merkezine Seyahat: Fotoğraf ve Osmanlı Köklerinin Yeniden Keşfi (1886)
- Publisher: ANAMED
- Author(s): Selim Deringil, Ahmet Ersoy, Berin Gölönü, Reşat Kasaba, Sinan Kuneralp, T.G. Otte, Beatrice St. Laurent, Deniz Türker
- Editor(s): Bahattin Öztuncay, Özge Ertem
- Translated By: Umur Çelikyay
- Languages: Turkish
- Category: History, Ottoman History, History of Photography
- Pages: 176
- Size: 24 x 30 cm
- Edition: 1st edition, December 2018
- ISBN: 978-605-2116-80-7
The Turkish volume (Tarihin Merkezine Seyahat: Fotoğraf ve Osmanlı Köklerinin Yeniden Keşfi, 1886) of the exhibition, “Ottoman Arcadia: The Hamidian Expedition to the Land of Tribal Roots (1886),” edited by Bahattin Öztuncay (co-curator) and Özge Ertem, and translated by Umur Çelikyay is on shelves.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the book examines the locations where the Ottoman Empire was founded, and the meanings attributed to these in the past and in the nineteenth century. It includes articles by expert researchers and academicians, Selim Deringil, T.G. Otte, Sinan Kuneralp, Ahmet Ersoy (co-curator), Deniz Türker (co-curator), Beatrice St. Laurent, Reşat Kasaba, and Berin Gölönü. In the articles, they study the foundation myths, the relationship among history, memory and representation through nomads of Anatolia, monuments, and architectural works in the earliest settlements of the empire as well as late 19th century European-Ottoman diplomatic relations. In addition, many of the photographs and artifacts from the exhibition can be found as high-quality reproductions in an addendum in the book. The English version of the publication (Ottoman Arcadia: The Hamidian Expedition to the Land of Tribal Roots, 1886) has also been available for sale since May 2018.
The book is available in Koç University Press and YKY stores.