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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018, 2(2), 59-68
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-2-2-4
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Comparison between Ottoman Buildings inside and outside the Borders of Turkey

Batool Al-Sulaiman1,

1Master student in Architecture, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Pub. Date: October 07, 2018

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Batool Al-Sulaiman. Comparison between Ottoman Buildings inside and outside the Borders of Turkey. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018; 2(2):59-68. doi: 10.12691/jsa-2-2-4


The Ottoman architecture is visible both within the Anatolian plateau and in the conquered lands, and has many characteristics and differences. Conquest of Constantinople is a turning point for a radical revision of the design of the buildings. After the event, and because of the desire of the kings to leave the magnificent architectural monuments, most of the buildings are similar to those of Aya Sofia. And most people in the Ottoman royal family, mosques, schools, monasteries or other buildings built their own name. With Ottoman domination on the land of Levant, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the style of Ottoman architecture was influenced by local and indigenous styles. The Ottoman architecture also has a lot of influences on local styles. By comparing the effects of Ottoman architecture in Turkey and beyond its boundaries, one can consider the effects of the styles and patterns of the native architecture of the occupied territories. The aim of this paper is to study the adaptive architecture of mosques, schools, monasteries and other important Ottoman buildings inside and outside the borders of Turkey and to understand the effects of local and national architectural influences on the land of Levant, Egypt and Saudi Arabia on the Ottoman architecture.

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