The garden of the mosques : Hafiz Hüseyin al-Ayvansarayî's guide to the Muslim monuments of Ottoman Istanbul

Author
Other titles
  • Hadikat al-cevami. English
  • Muqarnas.
Published
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill 2000
Physical description
xxxiv, 625 pages ; 28 cm.
ISBN
  • 9004112421
  • 9789004112421
ISSN
  • 0925-6512
Notes
  • "Supplements to Muqarnas"--Ser. title page.
  • "Supplements to Muqarnas"--Ser. t.p.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-571) and indexes.
  • Translation of: Hadikat al-cevami.
Contents
  • Ali Sati's Preface: The Garden of Mosques --- Ayvansarayi's Introduction: The Garden of Mosques --- 1. The Imperial Mosques --- 2. Account of the Other Mosques of Istanbul --- 3. The Mosques Outside the Walls of Istanbul and Along the Upper Reaches of the Golden Horn --- 4. The Mosques of Kasimpasa, Galata and the European Shore of the Lower Bosphorus --- 5. The Mosques of the Upper Bosphorus --- 6. The Mosques of Uskudar and Its Environs --- Index of Mosques, Medreses, Tekkes, Tombs and Other Monuments.
Related item
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • Turkish, Ottoman

Summary

  • "This is an annotated translation of what is perhaps the most important Ottoman literary source for the Islamic monuments of the Ottoman capital, Istanbul: Hafiz Huseyin bin Ismail Ayvansarayi's Hadikat al-Cevami (The Garden of Mosques). Long recognized by Turkish scholars as a unique source for the city's architecture and urban form, the text, which was completed in 1195/1780 and revised and enlarged between 1248/1832-33 and 1253/1838 by Ali Sati, contains separate descriptions of each of Istanbul's more than 800 mosques, plus accounts of its medreses, tombs, tekkes and other monuments. The annotations place each of these buildings within the city's urban plan and provide biographical information about the patrons, architects and other personalities mentioned in the text. An introductory essay gives an account of Ayvansarayi's life and works, describes the various manuscript versions of the text and reviews the cartographic resources available for the study of Istanbul's urban form."--Jacket.

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