Dulkadiroğlu principality structures in Kahramanmaraş province

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Sefa Açoğlu

Supervisor: DOĞAN YAVAŞ


Kahramanmaraş, has been home to many civilizations in the history, and since it is a city that is constantly changing hands, there are traces of different cultures within its structure. After the victory of Malazgirt, the Turks began to dominate Anatolia and settled here for three quarters of a century and settled in the second quarter of the 12th century began construction activities. Since the beginning of the 13th century, the Anatolian Seljuk State, with the Turkish unity, has experienced an architectural mobility. The Turkmen Principalities, which emerged as a result of the disintegration of the Anatolian Seljuk State at the beginning of the 14th century, made small scale but robust architectural experiments. One of the principalities established after the Anatolian Seljuk State was the Dulkadiroğlu Principality. The Dulkadiroglu Principality, which chose Kahramanmaraş as its center, was able to maintain their existence for a long time due to the practice of a balance policy between the Mamluks and the Ottomans between 1337-1522. During this period, they carried out various construction activities within the framework of their borders. After joining the Ottomans, construction activities continued by the members viii of the principality. In Kahramanmaraş, mosques, masjids, madrasas, zaviye, inns, baths, bridges, etc. are generally used as a result of the construction activities they have implemented in a sense of a complex. They have created many works and allocated foundations. The structures located in different cities show different characteristics in terms of the locations of the cities and there is no unity of style. Some of these buildings in the center of Kahramanmaraş have not survived and some of them have lost their original features with various repairs and additions.