By Patricia Blessing

This e-book is a research of Islamic structure in Anatolia following the Mongol conquest in 1243. complicated shifts in rule, routine of inhabitants, and cultural adjustments came about that affected structure on a number of degrees. starting with the Mongol conquest of Anatolia, and finishing with the loss of life of the Ilkhanid Empire, headquartered in Iran, within the 1330s, this ebook considers how the combination of Anatolia into the Mongol global procedure remodeled structure and patronage within the quarter. usually, this era has been studied in the greater narrative of a development from Seljuk to Ottoman rule and structure, in a historiography that privileges Turkish nationwide id. as soon as Anatolia is studied in the framework of the Mongol Empire, in spite of the fact that, the zone now not looks as an remoted case; particularly it really is built-in right into a broader context past the trendy borders of Turkey, Iran, and the Caucasus republics. The monuments outfitted in this interval served a few reasons: mosques have been areas of prayer and congregation, madrasas have been used to coach Islamic legislations and theology, and caravanserais secured alternate routes for retailers and tourists. This research analyzes structure on a number of, overlapping degrees, in line with a close statement of the monuments. The layers of data extracted from the monuments themselves, from written resources in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, and from old images, form a picture of Islamic structure in medieval Anatolia that displays the complexities of this frontier sector. New buyers emerged, craftsmen migrated among neighboring areas, and using in the community to be had fabrics fostered the transformation of designs in ways in which are heavily tied to express areas. ranging from those resources, this ebook untangles the intertwined narratives of structure, historical past, and faith to supply a broader figuring out of frontier tradition within the medieval heart East, with its complicated interplay of neighborhood, nearby, and trans-regional identities.

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