5. At the Border of the Ottoman Empire: From Town to Village?
The Archaeology of Stari Bar - The Evolution, Dissolution and Reinvention of an Adriatic Town - Sauro Gelichi
Sauro Gelichi [+]
University Ca' Foscari
This chapter marks the conquest of Antivari by the Turks, a further notable point of urban transition and following which the city seems to lose part of its original functions, almost closing in on itself, with a level of ruralisaton evident such as in the introduction of oil presses within many house interiors. The Ottoman period enables us to see the slow processes by which Balkan-style forms and customs are adopted; we also note during this period how the urban community once more gained an international outlook (the fruit of early globalisation) in the second half of the 19th century.