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Book: The Archaeology of Stari Bar

Chapter: 5. At the Border of the Ottoman Empire: From Town to Village?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24860


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.

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