This article introduces the Turkish humanist writer, Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı (1890–1973), who adopted the penname of “Halikarnas Balıkçısı” (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 Şakir'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.
Cevat Şakir, Fernand Braudel, Fisherman of Halicarnassus, the Blue Movement, Mediterraneanism, historiography, literature
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