|Title||The Historical Interaction of the City with its Mahalles: Ottoman Edirne in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Academic Department||Institute for Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences|
|Thesis Type||Doctor thesis|
|Keywords||Edirne, mahalle, Ottoman, spatial|
This study analyzes the spatial, demographic, and socio-economic structures of Edirne –the second capital of the Ottomans- in the 1700s. The main aim of this dissertation is to understand the Ottoman city in the case of Edirne (Adrianople), taking its mahalles as the main unit of analysis. In doing this, I, based on a relational approach to the city, examine different layers of city life simultaneously, e.g. its physical, demographic, and socio-economic structures on the basis of the socio-spatial dimension of the mahalle. I analyze the primary sources such as registers of Edirne through quantitative methods including hierarchical clustering, correspondence analysis and through GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications.