A Study of Ottoman Narratives on Architecture: Text, Context and Hermeneutics
It is widely accepted that documents on Ottoman architects are rare and that little is known about the architectural practice in the Ottoman world. A group of texts that have appeared between sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, however, form an exception to this general assumption. This comparative research monograph features these texts.
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