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By Cyril Mango, Gilbert Dagron

From its beginning, the town of Constantinople ruled the Byzantine global. It used to be the seat of the emperor, the centre of presidency and church, the focal point of trade and tradition, by means of a long way the best city centre; its wishes when it comes to offers and safety imposed their very own common sense at the improvement of the empire. Byzantine Constantinople has normally been handled when it comes to the walled urban and its fast suburbs. during this quantity, containing 25 papers introduced on the twenty seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine reports held at Oxford in 1993, the point of view has been enlarged to surround a much wider geographical atmosphere, that of the city’s ecu and Asiatic hinterland. inside this framework numerous interconnected issues were addressed, starting from the naked must haves of existence and defence to fabricate and export, communications among the capital and its hinterland, tradition and creative manifestations and the function of the sacred.

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253–330), Hillenbrand points out the social functions of shrines (pp. 260–68). Another exception is the treatment of the Timurid shrine of Ahmed Yesevi in Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom, The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250–1800 (New Haven and London, 1995), pp. 41–4. 38 Lisa Golombek, ‘The Cult of Saints and Shrine Architecture in the Fourteenth Century’, in Dickran K. ), Near Eastern Numismatics, Iconography, Epigraphy, and History: Studies in Honor of George C. Miles (Beirut, 1974), pp.

This created an Ottoman counterweight to the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and Hacı Bektaş. Not surprisingly, the architectural patronage of Bektashi shrines, which represented the unorthodox subjects of the empire, did not come from the ruling elite in the capital. It was the patronage of raider commanders from the distant frontiers that transformed the two shrines examined here. However different they might appear from each other in terms of architectural style, their roughly simultaneous transformation in the imperial age was no coincidence.

121–9; Ahmet T. Karamustafa, God’s Unruly Friends, pp. 83–4. 73 Köprülüzade, ‘Bektāşiliğin͂ Menşeʾleri’; Köprülüzade, Influence du chamanisme; Mélikoff, ‘Recherches sur les composantes’; Mélikoff, ‘L’Islam hétérodoxe’; Mélikoff, Hadji Bektach. 74 Ahmet Yaşar Ocak, Kültür Tarihi Kaynağı Olarak Menakıbnameler: Metodolojik Bir Yaklaşım (Ankara, 1992). 76 The present book owes a great deal to this long, varied and continuing tradition of scholarship on Bektashi hagiography, and seeks to fill out the picture by adding the architectural setting.

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