• Nature's Cosmopolis: Villagers, Engineers, and Animals along Terkos Waterworks in Late Nineteenth-Century Istanbul

    Author(s):
    Koca Mehmet Kentel (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Architectural History and Theory, Environmental Humanities, Ottoman and Turkish Studies, Urban Studies
    Subject(s):
    Environmental history, Urban history, History of technology, Ottoman Empire, 19th-century history
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Istanbul, Terkos, Pera, urban
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/gj2c-rr23
    Abstract:
    This article is a study of the making of Pera district of Istanbul in the late nineteenth century. But its place of analysis is not the heart of this famous, ‘cosmopolitan’ urban setting, but rather one of the loci fundamental in its material construction. Through following the course of the waterworks between Terkos and Pera, I examine the environmental impact of Pera’s making on Istanbul’s wider geographies. Kentel, K. Mehmet. “Nature’s ‘Cosmopolis’: Villagers, Engineers, and Animals along Terkos Waterworks in Late Nineteenth-Century Istanbul.” In The Seeds of Power: Explorations in the Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire, edited by Onur Inal and Yavuz Köse, 155-183. Winwick: The White Horse Press, 2019.
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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