Byzantine Era - Semavi Eyice Library

Settled on the third floor, the “Byzantine Studies” Library is comprised of contemporary Byzantine research and Semavi Eyice Library. Regarded as the pioneer of Byzantine studies in Turkey, Prof. Semvai Eyice was the founder of the Byzantine Art Department at İstanbul University and published numerous works on Ottoman architecture and art. A number of archive materials, as well as more than thirty thousand rare editions and books of Prof. Eyice are presented to the use of researchers in this section. Semavi Eyice Library includes not only books pertaining to Byzantine history and art but also works on Islamic, Turkish and Ottoman history, art and literature, as well as archaeological-art publications and travel journals from various periods, reflecting the diverse areas of interest of this man of science.