WIT Press

Mosques of the Gulf of Edremit

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HA-V1-N3-315-321

Volume

Volume 1 (2017), Issue 3

Pages

6

Page Range

315 - 321

Author(s)

H.S. SAGLAM

Abstract

The main settlements at the Gulf of Edremit, Turkey, host a group of historical mosques that were built between the 14th and the 20th centuries. These monuments are in a triangle-shaped geographical area, located within the cities of Edremit, Burhaniye and Ayvalık. Mosques of the Gulf of Edremit coherently represent the early period, the most common simple typology and the last period of the Ottoman mosque architecture. Having clear differences in terms of their period, plan layout and architectural style, local materials and construction techniques are their common points. It is also possible to set con- nections and link some of these buildings with each other, and also with the surrounding ones.

Keywords

Ayvalık, Burhaniye, Edremit, gulf, mosques, Ottoman architecture