The struggle for the dominance of medieval Mediterranean and Lykia (VII.-XI. Centuries)

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Altınok Y. S.

in: Research and Evaluation in Social Sciences and Humanities, Derya İLİÇ,İlknur AYDOĞDU KARAASLAN, Editor, Gece Kitaplığı, Ankara, pp.1-28, 2024

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Publisher: Gece Kitaplığı
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-28
  • Editors: Derya İLİÇ,İlknur AYDOĞDU KARAASLAN, Editor
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The Mediterranean has the characteristic of being a sea where various cultures meet with each other through ports and sea routes (Yılmaz 2016, 134). The part of this sea, which is on the west side and extends from Phaselis in the east to Fethiye in the west, is called the ancient Lycian region (İşler 2021, 205). The Lycian region is divided into three geographical parts that are named as Eastern, Central and Western Lycia. This geographical distinction, due to the effect of living conditions on culture, also shows causes a cultural difference. The geography between the Bey Mountains and the sea forms the border of Eastern Lycia and extends to the Limyros Stream with its western border. The border of Central Lycia starts from Limyros Stream and reaches Eşen Stream in the west. The border of Western Lycia is the geography stretching from Eşen Stream to Fethiye (Akşit 1967, 28; Çevik 2015, 19).