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Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul - The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

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Istanbul's Çemberlitas Hamami provides a case study for the cultural, social and economic functions of Turkish bathhouses over time

Bathhouses (hamams) play a prominent role in Turkish culture, because of their architectural value and social function as places of hygiene, relaxation and interaction. Continuously shaped by social and historical change, the life story of Mimar Sinan's Çemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul provides an important example: established in 1583/4, it was modernized during the Turkish Republic (since 1923) and is now a tourist attraction. As a social space shared by tourists and Turks, it is a critical site through which to investigate how global tourism affects local traditions and how places provide a nucleus of cultural belonging in a globalized world.

This original study, taking a biographical approach to tell the story of a Turkish bathhouse, contributes to the fields of Islamic, Ottoman and modern Turkish cultural, architectural, social and economic history.

Key Features
Weaves together Ottoman and modern Turkish architectural, cultural, social, economic and other strands of history in examining an important element of everyday life
Applies a biographical approach that presents a new paradigm for the discussion of architectural monuments, not only in an Ottoman context, but across time and space
Reconstructs the story of the hamam using architectural surveys, archival documents, media analysis and participant observation
Takes an experimental approach in terms of the organisation and presentation of Ottoman architectural history

Nina Macaraig is Visiting Associate Professor at Koç University, Istanbul and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside. She is co-editor of Istanbul and Water (2015) and editor of Bathing Culture of Anatolian Civilizations: Architecture, History and Imagination (2011).

List of contents










Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
List of Illustrations
List of Tables

Introduction

Chapter 1: Ancestry
The Patroness: Nurbanu Sultan
The Architect: Sinan
Origins

Chapter 2: Family
The Atik Valide Vakfi
The Atik Valide Mosque Complex
The Endowed Hamams

Chapter 3: From Birth to Breadwinner
The Birth
Getting Ready to Work
The Hamam's Employees
The Hamam's Customers
Making Money

Chapter 4: Impressions and Identities
A Place for Ritual Cleansing
A Place for Socialising
A Place for Carnal Pleasure
A Place for Healing
Pride of the City

Chapter 5: In Sickness and in Health
Symptoms: Evidence for Renovations
Causes: Fires, Earthquakes and Other Calamities
Treatment: Repair and Renovation Work

Chapter 6: Old Age
Renegotiating of Economic Family Relations: Double-Rent
Mutilation
A New Identity I: Emblem of Ottoman Heritage in the Nineteenth Century
A New Identity II: Emblem of Ottoman Heritage in the Early Republic
Survival

Chapter 7: Second Spring
A New Identity III: Tourist Attraction
A New Identity IV: Object of Ottomania
A New Identity V: The Managers' and Employee's Perspectives
A New Identity VI: The Digital Age

Epilogue

Appendix: Excerpts from the Endowment Deed of the Atik Valide Vakfi
References
Index


About the author










Nina Macaraig is Visiting Associate Professor at Koç University, Istanbul. She is co-editor of Istanbul and Water (2015) and editor of Bathing Culture of Anatolian Civilizations: Architecture, History and Imagination (2011).

Summary

This original study, taking a biographical approach to tell the story of a Turkish bathhouse, contributes to the fields of Islamic, Ottoman and modern Turkish cultural, architectural, social and economic history.

Product details

Authors ERGIN NINA, Nina Macaraig
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.02.2019
 
EAN 9781474434102
ISBN 978-1-4744-3410-2
No. of pages 488
Series Edinburgh Studies on the Ottom
Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire
Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire
Edinburgh Studies on the Ottom
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art > Architecture
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

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