By examining the patronage and remodeling of two Anatolian shrine complexes, Zeynep Yürekli addresses the historical, religious, and ideological complexities that shaped the political and spiritual geography of the Ottoman Empire during the sixteenth century. A specific form of architectural patronage at the shrines, which were built to venerate medieval religious figure Hacı Bektaş Veli and eighth-century warrior saint Seyyid Battal Gazi, shaped the architecture at the important Anatolian centers that housed the saints’ tombs and attendant communities of dervishes. These were places of pilgrimage visitation, known in Turkish as ziyaretler. The sites sat on the borders of regional principalities, or beylikler, that were formed following the Mongol conquest of Anatolia in...
Review: Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age by Zeynep Yürekli
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Angela Andersen; Review: Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age by Zeynep Yürekli. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2015; 74 (3): 367–368. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.3.367
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