Antalya Madrasahs Between the 17th and 20th Centuries As Reflected in Archive Documents Cover Image

17. ve 20. Yüzyıllar Arasında Arşiv Belgelerine Yansıyan Antalya Medreseleri
Antalya Madrasahs Between the 17th and 20th Centuries As Reflected in Archive Documents

Author(s): Gülsen İstek
Subject(s): Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Islam studies, History of Religion
Published by: Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi İlahyat Fakültesi
Keywords: The History of Islam; Antalya Madrasas; The Ottoman Archives of the Prime Minister’s Office; Korkuteli Madrasas; Elmalı Madrasas;

Summary/Abstract: Antalya, which is today’s attraction center with its historical and natural beauties, was described as “a city like heaven” since ancient times. This city hosted many civilisations and states until the 13th century and became an important seaport after The Seljuks took over the region. The Seljuks applied civilization and urbanization policy also in Antalya, like other regions they ruled. The mosques, madrasahs (Islamıc theology institutions), schools, baths, caravansearis (hostels), hospices, and water cisterns in this period changed the structure of the city and paved the way for improvements of public life. During the Ottomans some of these social institutions were kept active while the others no longer served to the public. However, with the construction of new social institutions, urbanization was resumed. The madrasas were generally built near or adjacent to the mosques, and had a significant role in developing the society and cultural structure. Although the madrasas in Antalya were mainly the institutions that maintain the education system, the research on these madrasas mostly focuses on their architectural features. The majority of these madrasas that are not comprehensively studied. Therefore, the functioning structures and the problems of Antalya Madrasas (Antalya, Korkuteli and Elmalı), which are reflected in the archive documents between the 17th and 20th centuries and also both individuals and institutions that had influence on these madrasas are going to be investigated in this study. Thus, this paper will shed more light on Antalya Madrasas.

  • Issue Year: 23/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-125
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Turkish