Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age

Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age

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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. It thus provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the formative process of the Bektashi order, which started out as a network of social groups that took issue with Ottoman imperial policies in the late fifteenth century, was endorsed imperially as part of Bayezid II's (r.… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Ashgate Variorum (November 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 222 pages

File size: 21 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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