Mediterranean Trade, Turks And Italians In The Period Of Seljuks
Historical researches concerning Turkish Seljuk State mostly have focused on the role of Seljuks in Turkification and Islamization of Anatolia. However, researches in the recent years have displayed also another characteristic of Turkish Seljuk State that is as important as above mentioned role. Seljuk Turks who giving importance to trade revived Anatolia which was destroyed economically through economic investments. In this short paper, efforts of Seljuk Turks to reinsert Anatolia in international trade network and relations between Seljuk Turks and Italian city states which played an important role in the Mediterranean trade are examined.
Turkish Seljuk State, Venetians, Genoese, Mediterranean Trade.