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

Nina Macaraig

Abstract

Bathhouses (hamams) play a prominent role in Turkish culture, because of their architectural value and social function as places of hygiene, relaxation and interaction. As architectural spaces, hamams have been continuously shaped by social and historical change at many scales. The life story of Mimar Sinan’s Çemberlitaş Hamamı in Istanbul provides an important example: established in 1583/4, it was modernized in the Turkish Republic (since 1923) and now is a tourist attraction. As a social space shared between tourists and Turks, it is a critical site through which to investigate how global t ... More

Keywords: Bathhouse, Hamam, Çemberlitaş Hamamı, Ottoman Architecture, Islamic Architecture, Istanbul, Mimar Sinan, Turkey, Tourism, Life story approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474434102
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434102.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nina Macaraig, author
Koç University