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Walled Towns As Defensive Cultural Landscapes: A Case Study Of Alanya – A Walled Town In Turkey

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DSHF140201

Volume

143

Pages

12

Page Range

231 - 242

Published

2014

Size

719 kb

Author(s)

B. Tülek, M. Atik

Abstract

Walled towns have been influenced by the natural features that surround them but also by the cultures that inherit and shape the landscape. Understanding walled towns with heritage and cultural landscape value is important for their integrated management and protection. The aim of this paper is to evaluate Alanya Walled Town, Turkey with ecological, cultural, economic and social dimensions and to discuss how such defensive foundations can be analysed in a systematic and multidimensional way as a heritage landscape but also as a historic settlement.

Keywords

walled towns, heritage, conservation, European Walled Towns (EWT), Alanya Castle