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Hagia Sophia and Ottoman architecture
Hagia Sophia and Ottoman architecture

Author(s): Elisabeth Piltz
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica

Summary/Abstract: The domed cathedral basilica Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was imitated by five mosques during the Ottoman classicism, Fatih, the mosque of Sultan Mehmet II Fatih, the Conqueror, Sehzade, Bayezidiye, the Suleymaniye, built by Sinan for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and Selimiye in Edirna, great cultural architectural complexes. They speak an Islamic idiom with a pronounced Greek accent.

  • Issue Year: LXXII/2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 293-309
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English