Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)

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1356289063 Mardin From The Eyes of Western Travelers in the New Age

Mardin, a member of geography which has been called Mesopotamia, al-Jazeera,
Diyar-ı Rabia and more specific sense Tur-Abdin by geographers in various periods of history,
has been frequented by Western travelers due to melting different ethnic groups, different
religions and different cultures under the same pot. Mardin region, which has thousands of
years of history, in the New Age as well as other periods has hosted many travelers who are
curious about the east. Mardin, which is an Ottoman Sanjaq in New Age, was the subject of
research of many western travelers such as Thevenot, Le-Gouz, Niebuhr, Sestini and Olivier.
Purposes of travelers coming region is not certain. Travelers coming to the region sometimes
in order to trade, sometimes as a messenger, sometimes as a cleric. All travelers did not use
the same route; they reached the city by following different paths. Political, social, religious,
economic, cultural and ethnic structure of the Mardin can be learned from travelers. In this
study, besides observations of travelers from the western region about Mardin the routes they
use will be shown on the maps and engravings in the city will be given.