by Machiel Kiel, published in cooperation with the Turkish Prime Ministry’s Promotion Fund,
Istanbul, 1990 (illustrated, in English)
An extensive study of the numerous Islamic monuments in Albania. The author examined the historical context in which they were built, their architectural characteristics and present state.
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The analysis is placed in the context of state administration, cultural and social life, and institutional system during the period of Ottoman rule. As such, the book is much more than an architectural study; it also reflects the Ottoman administrative system applied in the provinces, the social functions of the state, and the institutional structure of society.
"Architectural historians will appreciate the book most, but students of the Ottoman Caliphate and European art history will also benefit from this sound study." Omar Khalidi, Muslim World Book Review, XIV, 2 (1994)