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Architecture and hagiography in the Ottoman Empire : the politics of Bektashi shrines in the classical age

Author: Zeynep Yürekli
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The shrine complexes examined in this book were established as independent institutions in medieval Anatolia and became the primary centres of the Bektashi order of dervishes in the classical Ottoman period. Based on a thorough examination of the buildings, their inscriptions, archival documents, and Bektashi hagiographies, this book uncovers the particular political significance of Bektashi shrines in the Ottoman  Read more...
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Yürekli, Zeynep.
Architecture and hagiography in the Ottoman Empire.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington : Ashgate, ©2012
(DLC) 2012002952
(OCoLC)776031990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zeynep Yürekli
ISBN: 9781409411079 1409411079 9781409483991 1409483991
OCLC Number: 815430596
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: legends and shrines; The Bektashis, their shrines and the Ottomans; The hagiographic framework; The remodelling of the shrines; Architecture and meaning; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies.
Responsibility: Zeynep Yürekli.

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Based on a thorough examination of buildings, inscriptions, archival documents and hagiographies, this book uncovers the political significance of Bektashi shrines in the Ottoman imperial age.  Read more...

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