This volume is the formal product of a symposium held in December 2009, one of the annual symposia organized by the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University. The editors and contributors have put in painstaking effort to create a collection of essays of great substance that will serve for many years as a major resource on Anatolian citadels, fortresses, and their defensive structures as cultural artifacts and as sociospatial phenomena in their specific historical contexts. Readers may be puzzled to find such a heavy representation of the Iron Age coupled with a focus on medieval Byzantine and Seljuk Anatolia, but the book illustrates the state of the discipline of archaeology/architectural history in...

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