Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The - download pdf or read online

By Dr Yürekli Zeynep

ISBN-10: 113827075X

ISBN-13: 9781138270756

ISBN-10: 1409411060

ISBN-13: 9781409411062

Based on an intensive exam of structures, inscriptions, archival files and hagiographies, this publication uncovers the political value of Bektashi shrines within the Ottoman imperial age. It therefore presents a clean and entire account of the formative means of the Bektashi order, which began as a community of social teams that took factor with Ottoman imperial guidelines within the overdue 15th century, was once counseled imperially as a part of Bayezid II's (r. 1481-1512) delicate energy coverage, and used to be stored in cost through imperial professionals because the Ottoman method of the Safavid clash hardened in the course of the remainder of the 16th century.

This publication demonstrates that it was once a mix of 2 collective actions that tested the first parameters of Bektashi tradition from the past due 15th century onwards. One used to be the writing of Bektashi hagiographies; they associated hitherto designated social teams (such as wandering dervishes and warriors) with one another during the lives of ancient figures who have been their purchaser saints, idols and id markers (such because the saint Hacı Bektaş and the martyr Seyyid Gazi), whereas incorporating them into Ottoman background in artistic methods. the opposite one was once the architectural remodelling of the saints' shrines. by way of kind, imagery and content material, this interrelated literary and architectural output unearths a sophisticated technique of negotiation with the imperial order and its cultural paradigms. tested in additional aspect within the ebook are the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and Hacı Bektaş and linked legends and hagiographies. notwithstanding demonstrated as self sufficient associations in medieval Anatolia, they have been joined within the rising Bektashi community lower than the Ottomans, grew to become its crucial centres and underwent radical architectural transformation, generally lower than the patronage of raider commanders dependent within the Balkans. within the technique, they hence got here to occupy an middleman socio-political area among the Ottoman empire and its contestants within the 16th century.

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