Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath (Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire) (Paperback)

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Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath (Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire) (Paperback)

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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 emberlitaş Hamamı 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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781474434119
ISBN-10: 1474434118
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: February 16th, 2021
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire