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SEYAHATNAMELERDE KUZEY KAFKASYA TÜRKLERİ
THE TURKS OF NORTHERN CAUCASUS IN THE TRAVEL BOOKS

Author(s): Ömer Karataş, Serdar IŞIK
Subject(s): History
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Caucasus, Travelbook, Tatars, Nogais, Kumyks, Karachay-Balkarians

Summary/Abstract: We understand that travellers were intensely interested in the Caucasus in the 19th century. There are many reasons of this interest. Espionage, military mission, scientific research, mountain sports are just some of these reasons. Travellers who came to the Caucasus region paid attention to the ethnic diversity which existed there. In accordance with this diversity, they frequently mentioned the social structure, customs and other information which they saw among the folks there. Northern Caucasus is generally defined as a geography where Circassians lived. But we know that not only the Circassians but also the Turks lived there. In this context, travellers who came to the Caucasus in the 19th century gave us important information about the Caucasian Turks. Tartars, Karachays, Nogais, Kumuks are the Caucasian Turks that information was given about. In this work, we deal with knowledge of travellers of the 19th century with regard to the Turks in the Northern Caucasus.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: Vol. 13/1
  • Page Range: 373-390
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Turkish