The Monumental Choreography of Citadels
Citadel and Cemetery in Early Bronze Age Anatolia - (Volume 13) - Christoph Bachhuber
Christoph Bachhuber [+]
University of Oxford
Christoph Bachhuber is Associate Faculty Member in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. He received his doctorate from St. John’s College, University of Oxford in 2008, and has since held research and teaching positions at the British Institute at Ankara, the University of Oxford, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University.
The construction of citadels formed part of a process of ‘elite place-making’. Chapter 5 distinguishes between two kinds of citadel: one based on a plan with an obvious architectural and spatial hierarchy that is focused on large, central buildings, and one that is less hierarchical or more crowded and sprawling. Each was governed by a particular social logic, but the representation of space on both kinds of citadel begins to reveal an ethos of inequality that differentiates a citadel from a village. Chapter 5 concludes with an interpretation of a dramatic transition at Troy, when the centripetal plan of Troy IIc-e was transformed into the town plan of Troy IIf–III.