|Title||The fortifications of Artvin: a second preliminary report on the marchlands of northeast Turkey|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1986|
|Journal||Dumbarton Oaks Papers|
|Keywords||Artvin, castle, fortress, Geogrian, marchlands, northeast, Şavşat|
The purpose of this Report is to describe all of the medieval fortifications that were visited during my 1983 field survey of the vilayet of Artvin and its immediate environs.'Because of the relative inaccessibility of this province, only a few surveys of the ecclesiastical architecture have ever been undertaken. 2 Generally, the military sites have been ignored. This disinterest can be blamed in part on the paucity of published histories for the region.