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  Selimiye Mosque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Selimiye Mosque (in Turkish Selimiye Camii) is a mosque located in the city of Edirne, Turkey in the neighborhood of Faith.
The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II and was built by architect Sinan between the dates 1568-1574.
The four semi domes at the corners of the square behind the arches that spring from the pillars, are intermediary sections between the huge encompassing dome and the walls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Selimiye_Mosque   (191 words)

 Top Literature - Mosque
Mosques have evolved significantly from the open-air spaces that were the Quba Mosque and Masjid al-Nabawi in the seventh century.
Mosques gradually diffused to different parts of Europe, but the most rapid growth in the number of mosques has occurred within the past century as more Muslims have migrated to the continent.
As mosques are supposed to appeal to the community, they may also have additional facilities, from health clinics to libraries to gymnasiums, to serve the community.
encyclopedia.topliterature.com /?title=Mosque   (5018 words)

Mosque, which is at the city center, is in the middle of a complex composed of theology schools, mausoleums, tabhane and imaret.
Ortakoy Mosque: This mosque is also known as Buyuk Mecidiye Camisi and was built by the order of the Sultan Abdulmecit in 1853.
Selimiye Mosque Complex: It was built in Edirne during 1568-1575 by architect Mimar Sinan upon the orders of Sultan Selim II.
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 T.C. Kultur Bakanligi / Ministry of Culture, Republic of Turkey
Selimiye külliye consists of a mosque, a school and another school where the traditions of Islam are taught; all these gathered in a rectengular courtyard.
The architect of the sixteen of the remaining 89 mosques is not Sinan.
Edirne Selimiye Mosque which is considered as the most famous architectural monument of  Ottoman architecture is an eight propped, unique domed construction.
www.discoverturkey.com /english/yeni/edirne/selimiye.html   (2635 words)

 Sinan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His masterpiece is the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, although his most famous work is the Suleiman Mosque in Istanbul.
He also designed the Taqiyya al-Sulaimaniyya khan and mosque in Damascus, still considered one of the city's most notable monuments, as well as the Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia, Bulgaria, currently the only functioning mosque in the city.
He died in 1588 and is buried in a tomb just outside the walls of the Süleymaniye Mosque to the north, across a street named Mimar Sinan Caddesi in his honour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sinan   (504 words)

 :..::. Museum Of Architecture ..:::.::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Founder: Sultan Selim II The complex consists of a mosque, medrese and darulhadis in a courtyard measuring 90 x 130 m, with the mosque in the centre and educational institutions placed symmetrically in the southern corners.
In the mosque, the dome is supported on eight piers, with a large central space created by drawing the twelve-sided piers back towards the sides and the design of the mihrab in the form of a projection towards the exterior.
In the Selimiye Mosque, the dome system is taken to the utmost of its possibilities, with the dome resting on an octagonal base and the weight of the dome countered by the piers and the buttress arches behind them.
www.archmuseum.org /biyografi.asp?id=10010   (761 words)

Mosque, which is the symbol of Edirne and Ottoman Empire, is within the city center.
Selimiye Mosque, which is mentioned as the structure constructed on the widest place within the history of architecture, is drawing attention with its dome of 43,28 m high from ground, and 31.30 m.
Mosque, is very important with its adornment characteristics, such as rock, marble, tile, wooden, nacre besides the uniqueness of architectural characteristics.
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 TIME Europe :: European Journey 2005 :: Selimiye Mosque
Selimiye Mosque was built during the peak of the Ottoman Empire's military and cultural might.
The dream was to compose a mosque that — viewed either from the inside or the outside — was a single mass, dominated by a single dome.
The great Ottoman mosques of earlier periods — like Sinan's own earlier works — displayed a multitude of little domes and half-domes, and the beauty was in the harmonious interplay between the great dome rising somewhat indistinctly from the center and the half-domes, weight towers and buttresses crowded around it.
www.time.com /time/europe/wonder/selimiye.html   (925 words)

 Selimiye Mosque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This grand mosque stands at the centre of a kulliya which comprises a medrese, a dar-ul hadis, a timekeeper's room and an arasta (row of shops).
The four semidomes at the corners of the square behind the arches that spring from the pillars, are intermediary sections between the huge encompassing dome and the walls.
The most conspicious element inside the mosque is the respondent's platform (muezzin mahfili) at the centre of the zulla (prayer hall).
www.metu.edu.tr /home/wwwissch/ozgurey/edirne/selimiye.htm   (483 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Selimiye mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II in the 1560's for the prominent city of Edirne which, though no longer the Ottoman capital, served as an important trading center and pathway to the European holdings of the Empire.
The mosque is located at the center of a large complex about 190 by 130 meters in size that includes a children's school, a theological school, and a covered market that was added somewhat later.
Sinan was in his late seventies when the Selimiye was completed in 1574, and though he continued as chief architect for the Ottoman court until his death fourteen years later in 1588, the Selimiye Mosque is considered one of his greatest achievements.
www.unc.edu /~sparkman/selimiye/history.htm   (156 words)

 Rendeciler orman ürünleri ltd- keresteci-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque which is also known as the Uskudar Quay Mosque was completed in the same year and has an original design with its main dome supported by three half domes.
This building, situated on one of the hills of Istanbul facing the Golden Horn, and built in the name of Süleyman the Magnificent between 1550-57, is one of the symbolic monuments of the period.
The diameter of the dome which exceeds 31 meters at Selimiye Mosque which Sinan completed when he was 80, is the most significant example of the level of achievement Sinan reached in architecture.
elba.globat.com /~rendeciler.com/turkey/sinan.htm   (481 words)

 EFE HOTEL :: ABOUT EDİRNE | www.efehotel.com | E-posta: info@efehotel.com
This mosque is the oldest Ottoman monument in Edirne.
Selimiye Mosque is also celebrated for the perfection of its marble carving, tiles and calligraphic decoration.
In spite of simplicity of external appearance, mosque is one of the most drawing attention structures of 15th century Ottoman art according to internal adornment.
www.efehotel.com /efehotel_aboutedirne.html   (1423 words)

 Selimiye Mosque - ExploreIstanbul.com
The complex is set on a hilltop and was built on the ruins of a Byzantine palace in 1519-1522 at the order of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent in memory of his father Yavuz Sultan Selim.
There are two minarets with a single gallery each, and rooms on both sides of the mosque for the imam and müezzin.
Other than the mosque and mausoleum, the only structure which survived to the present is the primary school, located in the outer courtyard.
www.exploreistanbul.com /showarticle.asp?parentid=43   (359 words)

 TATİLDÜNYASI :: Edirne ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Yildirim Mosque and the Eski Mosque, dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries respectively, are other spectacular sights while the Muradiye Mosque and the Üç Serefeli Mosque are also among the oldest and most impressive buildings.
The Selimiye Cami (Mosque of Selim) is a masterpiece of the celebrated Ottoman court architect Sinan.
Built between 1569 and 1575, the mosque lies on the summit of rising ground and dominates the skyline.
www.tatildunyasi.com /en/StepByStepTurkiy/TheMarmaraRegion/Edirne/c.617.html   (697 words)

 Nicosia, North Cyprus - Selimiye Mosque (St. Sophia Cathedral)
This ancient church is the chief mosque in the northern state of Cyprus, and the great festivals of Bayram and other Moslem gatherings are conducted here.
When you visit the Selimiye mosque, be sure to contact the English speaking guide, Mr.
When the cathedral was converted into a mosque in 1570, a re-arrangement was made to oriental it towards Mecca and not Jerusalem.
www.cypnet.com /.ncyprus/city/nicosia/selimiye   (1026 words)

 Adventure Tours - Sinan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Shehzade Mosque, however, this was realised on a somewhat small scale, and it was because of this that Sinan described it as a work of his 'apprenticeship period'.
Although Suleymaniye is a magnificent structure, comparable in beauty and perfection with Selimiye Mosque itself, the reason for Sinan's describing it as a journeyman work may well lie in the absence of a unified internal spce.
If we consider the type of mosque constructed by the architects who succeeded Sinan it is obvious that they must have regarded Shehzade as his finest work, for in mosques such as Sultanahmet (1616), the New Mosque (1663) and Fatih Mosque (1771) we find a repetition of the Shehzade type and plan.
www.adventuretours.com.tr /showinfo.asp?InfoNo=107&Referrer=81   (1531 words)

 H62 Mimar Sinan
In this mosque, the transition is made towards the higher, single domed mosque that was to dominate Ottoman architecture in the time of Sinan.
Selimiye Mosque, Edirne, Mimar Sinan 1568-75 Interior from south east.
Selimiye Mosque, Edirne, Mimar Sinan, 1568-75., Interior of the dome.
mimoza.marmara.edu.tr /~avni/H62SANAT/mimarsinan   (1117 words)

 Untitled Document
The Selimiye, the Mosque of Salim II at Edirne, is one of the crowning glories of Ottoman mosque architecture, and the masterwork of their finest architect, the national culture hero Sinan.
The Mosque’s plan reveals it to be the center of a larger complex including an attached avlu (courtyard for summer prayer), a cemetery, a madrasa and a covered market.
Mosque lamps (appropriate motifs if the traditional attribution to the Ardabil funerary mosque is correct) are suspended from two pendants on the long axis of the carpet.
www.public.iastate.edu /~tart/fall2003arth280website/laterIslamic.html   (4233 words)

 Upto11.net - Wikipedia Article for Sinan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He has also built many mosques and another buildings in and around Istanbul, for instance the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Rüstem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul, Kadirga Sokullu Complex in Istanbul.
Sinan is said to have constructed 84 great mosques (cami), 52 smaller mosques (mescit), 57 universities, 7 Qur'an schools (medrese), 22 mausoleums (tanduuml;rbe), 17 public kitchens (imaret), 3 hospitals (daranduuml;and#x15F;and#x15F;ifa), 6 aqueducts, 8 bridges, 20 caravanserais (kervansaray; han), 35 palaces (saray), 8 store houses and 41 bath-houses (hamam).
He died in 1588 and is buried in a tomb just outside the walls of the Suleiman Mosque to the north, across a street named Mimar Sinan Caddesi in his honour.
www.upto11.net /generic_wiki.php?q=sinan   (415 words)

 NICOSIA 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On the south side of the Selimiye Mosque is another interesting 14th century Gothic churc which is known as Bedesten.
In the yard of the mosque there is a fountain which has an inscription on it and which was built by Ali Ruhi in 1827/28.
This mosque is the one which all visitors should see, not only because of its excellently designed architecture, but because the priest in charge, i.e.
www.charm.net /~trnc/n3.html   (1352 words)

 The Islamic World to 1600: The Arts, Learning, and Knowledge (Architecture)
Mosques, as the centre of worship, were among the first buildings erected in the Islamic world.
Although not a mosque, the 7th century Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem also had a dome, but the feature was not common at that time.
Mosques were particularly free from pictorial imagery in their decoration, and were usually adorned with floral patterns, geometric shapes, or calligraphy.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/learning/architecture.html   (809 words)

 Gold News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mosques decorated with colorful tiles, graceful bridges which unite the shores of Meriç and Arda are some of immortal gifts of Ottomans to the city.
The expenses of the mosque made by Architect Sinan upon the order of Sultan Selim the second between 1569-1575 were met by the loot obtained from the conquest of Cyprus in 1571.
Rumor has it that when a place was looked for Selimiye Mosque upon the Sultan’s order in Edirne which was reputable for its tulips, the lady owner of the tulip garden did not want to sell her garden.
www.goldnews.com.tr /english/yazilar.asp?yaziid=639&sayiid=29   (1562 words)

 ottoman sinan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The mosque itself is similar to the Hagia Sophia with its central dome over a plain worship space.
Mosques such as this were a symbol of power and might as they were paid for by the spoils of war.
This mosque type, with an enormous dome and tall, thin minarets, was popularized during the reign of Suleyman.
newton.uor.edu /FacultyFolder/rebecca_brown/old/arth100/empire/ottomans/ottsinan.htm   (417 words)

 GOING PLACES - Turkey - Highlights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Edirne's crown jewel is the Selimiye Camii, a lofty, symmetrical mosque finished in the 1570s.
It is reputed to be the greatest work of the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, who executed a design that spreads the weight of the mosque's soaring dome across a network of walls and pillars.
The mosque's fans suggest entering it from the west, through the courtyard -- as the architect intended -- and not through the park to the east.
www.pbs.org /wnet/goingplaces3/turkey/hilite1.html   (172 words)

 Turks rally for homeland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Members of the Selimiye Mosque in Methuen follow Imam Aktas Mustafa (left, wearing fl) as he leads them in prayer for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey.
At the Selimiye Camii Mosque, the center of spiritual life for many in the Turkish Community in Eastern Massachusetts, the ringing of cellular phones channeled news -- mostly bad, but occasionally encouraging -- into the ears of the Mosque's leaders.
The Mosque has become a focal point for both the grief-stricken and those interested in rallying aid to those suffering in Turkey, according to Mosque President Shaban Catalbas.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/19990820/LN_003.htm   (578 words)

 Yeni Sayfa 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Selimiye Mosque is the city's focal point occupying the top of a hill.
The Eski Mosque is the oldest Ottoman structure in Edirne built between 1403 and 1414 by Mehmet 1.
The oldest mosque in the city of Kirklareli is the Hizirbey Mosque, built in 1383.
m.domaindlx.com /markomax/marmara/edirne2.html   (805 words)

The original mosques developed an "Arabic" design that has influenced architecture in many parts of the world, but many mosques may have nothing "Arabic-looking" about them.
One enters the mosque through an entrance, goes through a walkway (often with pillars or arches) and enters the courtyard which is a quiet, open-air place that is separated from the outside world.
Domes are common in many mosques in the Middle East and Turkey.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch618/Architecture/Mosques.html   (367 words)

 The Fountain Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Finally the Selimiye Mosque is said to be Sinan’s supreme masterpiece, the most sublime of his extraordinary achievements.
Among the fascinating innovative features of these mosques are, in the Suleymaniye mosque, 64 large earthenware jars, 50cm in length placed upside-down, which function superbly as resonating chambers for the recitation of the imam.
The mosque is situated in a compound of 700,000 square metres, housing, as well as the mosque itself, four schools, a faculty of medicine, a library, an inn, a primary school, private premises for those studying the sciences of hadith and kalam, a big bazaar and, finally accommodation facilities for the staff.
www.fountainmagazine.com /articles.php?SIN=909721998e&k=436&570178179&show=part1   (1676 words)

 Selimiye Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque,  Edrine, Turkey
This grand mosque stands at the center of a kulliya which comprises a Madrasa, a dar-ul hadis, a timekeeper's room and an Arasta (row of shops).
The mosque is located in an outer courtyard which circles the complex.
The most conspicuous element inside the mosque is the respondent's platform (muezzin mahfili) at the center of the zulla (prayer hall).
www.islamicarchitecture.org /architecture/selimiyemosque.html   (1014 words)

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