zeynepyurekligorkayZeynep Yürekli-Görkay


Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Faculty of Oriental Studies

Fellow of Wolfson College

Faculty / College Address:

The Khalili Research Centre

3 St John Street



Tel. (+ 1865 2) 78226

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Research Interests:

Late medieval and early modern Islamic architecture; illustrated manuscripts; Sufi shrines; hagiography and historiography




'Sufi Shrines under the Ottomans', in The Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture, ed. R. Etlin et al (Cambridge University Press).

'Architectural Patronage and the Rise of the Ottomans', in The Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, ed. G. Necipoğlu and B. Flood, Volume II: From the Mongols to Modernism (Wiley–Blackwell).


'The Sword Dhū'l-faqār and the Ottomans', in People of the Prophet's House, ed. F. Suleman (Institute of Ismaili Studies and Azimuth Editions, 2015), pp. 163–72.

'Two Shrines Joined in One Network: Seyyid Gazi and Hacı Bektaş', in Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia: The Life and Works of F.W. Hasluck, 1878–1920, Volume 3, ed. D. Shankland (Istanbul: Isis, 2013), pp. 171–89.

Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age (Ashgate, Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies, 2012). http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409411062

'Writing Down the Feats and Setting Up the Scene: Hagiographers and Architectural Patrons in the Age of Empires', in Sufism and Society: Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World 1200-1800, ed. John J. Curry and Erik S. Ohlander (London and New York: Routledge, 2011): 94–119.

'Osmanlı Mimarisinde Aleni Devşirme Malzeme: Gazilerin Alamet-i Farikası' (Conspicuous Spolia in Architecture: A Trademark of Anatolian Frontier Warriors), inGelenek, Kimlik, Bireşim: Kültürel Kesişmeler ve Sanat –Tradition, Identity and Synthesis: Cultural Crossings and Art, ed. S. Bağcı and Z. Yasa Yaman (Ankara: Hacettepe University Press, 2011): 273–82.

'Afyonkarahisar (Afyon Kara Hisar)', in Encyclopaedia of Islam Three, ed. Gudrun Krämer et al (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007— [2010]), I: 16–8.

'Ottoman Painting, Venetian Audience, Divergent Content: The Source of a Picture from Taeschner's Album', in Thirteenth International Congress of Turkish Art: Proceedings, ed. G. Dávid and I. Gerelyes (Budapest: Hungarian National Museum, 2009), pp. 759–71.

'Bir Kitabenin Söylemeye Çalıştıkları', Journal of Turkish Studies – Türklük Bilgisi Araştırmaları Dergisi 31 (2007): 339–48.

'Şiir ve Güzel Sanatlar: Klasik Osmanlı Üslupları Arasında İlişkiler', in Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi, edited by T. Halman (Ankara: TR Ministry of Culture, 2006), I: 411–26.

'Şeyh Bedreddin ve Ecinniler: Alışılmışın ve Çalışılmışın Dışında bir Menakıbname', in Şinasi Tekin'in Anısına: Uygurlardan Osmanlıya, edited by G. Kut and F. Büyükkarcı (Istanbul: Simurg, 2005), pp. 721–31.

'A Building Between the Public and Private Realms of the Ottoman Ruling Elite: The Sufi Convent of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha in Istanbul', Muqarnas 20 (2003): 159–85.