Architectural Monuments of Ottoman Women in Greece

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Kazan H.

ART-SANAT, vol.17, pp.219-252, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/artsanat.2022.17.984504
  • Journal Name: ART-SANAT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-252
  • Keywords: Ottoman architecture, women, women's charities, Greece
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this article, in the example of Greece, the architectural charities of the Ottoman empire, such as fountains, schools, baths, monasteries, mosques, large and small, were focused on, including not only the mainland but also the islands in the historical process. A Muslim Ottoman woman who spends her material assets for the benefit of society and the works she has built has been introduced and contributed to Ottoman-Turkish architecture and gender/women's studies. In addition, in response to the widespread perception that women in Islamic states are powerless due to the phenomenon of privacy restricting their access to public space, attempts have been made to reveal within the framework of works in which the truth is more different. A total of 95 charitable structures, including 38 mosques, 23 schools and madrasahs, 9 monasteries and lodges, 15 fountains, 5 imarets, libraries, bridges, 2 aqueducts, fountains and inns, including women belonging to the dynasty, were identified in the study conducted in Greece.