By Dr Yürekli Zeynep
Based on a radical exam of structures, inscriptions, archival records and hagiographies, this publication uncovers the political importance of Bektashi shrines within the Ottoman imperial age. It therefore offers a clean and finished account of the formative technique of the Bektashi order, which began as a community of social teams that took factor with Ottoman imperial rules within the past due 15th century, was once recommended imperially as a part of Bayezid II's (r. 1481-1512) delicate energy coverage, and used to be stored in fee through imperial professionals because the Ottoman method of the Safavid clash hardened in the course of the remainder of the 16th century.
This e-book demonstrates that it used to be a mix of 2 collective actions that validated 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 targeted 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 identification markers (such because the saint Hacı Bektaş and the martyr Seyyid Gazi), whereas incorporating them into Ottoman heritage in inventive methods. the opposite one used to be the architectural remodelling of the saints' shrines. by way of sort, imagery and content material, this interrelated literary and architectural output finds a sophisticated technique of negotiation with the imperial order and its cultural paradigms. tested in additional element within the ebook are the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and Hacı Bektaş and linked legends and hagiographies. although demonstrated as self sufficient associations in medieval Anatolia, they have been joined within the rising Bektashi community lower than the Ottomans, turned its valuable centres and underwent radical architectural transformation, mostly below the patronage of raider commanders dependent within the Balkans. within the technique, they hence got here to occupy an middleman socio-political quarter among the Ottoman empire and its contestants within the 16th century.
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Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age (Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies) by Dr Yürekli Zeynep