Studies on the Ottoman Architecture of the Balkans by Machiel Kiel

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V, 1 -2) : ' Wa- 'inna '1-masadjid li-'Llah fa-la tad ',u rna a 'LUih a�adan 46a Bina' hadhihi '1-masdjid al-mubarak J:Iaf�a bint J:Iamza Beg ta-r-a­ ha-b Ral;lima 'Llah li-man na�ara fihi wa-da' a Ii-�al)ibiba. Ta' rikh sana ithna wa-sab ' in wa-thamani-mi 'a. (Mosques belong to God. Therefore call nobody beside God. This blessed mosque was built by Hafsa, the daughter of Hamza Heg ; May God have mercy with his servants and bless the foundress. Date : the year eight-hundred-seventy -two (1467-1 468]) 46.

66. This was used very often in Sel<;uk architecture of the 1 3th century. Splendid exam­ ples of it are the minaret of Ince Minare of Konya or the minaret of the Yakutiye Medresse of Erzerum. The most characteristic example by the Ottomans is the Ye�il Cami of Iznik­ Nicaea from 1 378. Inspired by this, but much simpler are the minarets of the Fatih Camili of Kustendil from 1 420-1430 or the Djoumaya Cami of Plovdiv, built by Murad II (14211 45 1 ), both i n Bulgaria. The examples of Thessaloniki, Verria and Istanbul are a last weak echo of this rich type of the 13th century.

62. Vehbi Tamer, "Fatih Devri Ricalinden Ishak Pa�amn Vakfiyeleri ve VakJflan ," in: Vak1/lar Dergisi IV (Ankara, 1958), pp. 1 07-124. 63. This document was used thanks to the kind help of Mr. A. Wijnbergen of the Leyden University. 64. A good survey of the Imaret system was given by Orner Liitfi Barkan in his exten­ sive study, "Imaret Sitelerin Kurulus ve Isleyisi," i n : (Istanbul, 1 961 ). Iktisat Fakultesi Mecmuasi, 21 1 40 5 silver pieces could be spent and for salt 1 . To replace broken dishes and other articles 2 silver pieces a day.

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