WRITING WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE ADVENT OF THE FISHERMAN OF HALICARNASSUS


Ozveren E.

MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES, cilt.23, sa.2, ss.195-222, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1353/mds.2015.0008
  • Dergi Adı: MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.195-222

Özet

This article introduces the Turkish humanist writer, Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli (1890-1973), who adopted the penname of "Halikarnas Balikcisi" (the Fisherman of Halicarnassus), as a tribute to the ancient historian, Herodotus of Halicarnassus. He contributed to the genesis and spread of Turkish Mediterraneanism at a time when Fernand Braudel's influence among Turkish historians was significant yet fell short of producing a similar effect. After a biographical sketch of the author, this article explains how Cevat Sakir's Mediterranean journeys affected his life, so that the Mediterranean is seen as a formative influence. Finally, the article summarizes his multifaceted contributions to Mediterranean studies.