Seljouk History and Works

By the foundation of the Anatolian Seljouk State, by the Turkish Principalities which began to enter Anatolia in the mids of the 11th. Century stone carving besides ceramic tiling, and carpetry, gained a great importance and the Seljouks ornamented every part of Anatolia with mosques, medresehs, toms and caravanserais

The masterpiece of the Anatolian Seljouks reached the summit of art in the 12th. Century. Konya Karatay Medreseh, the Medreseh with slim minaret, Sivas Gök Medreseh, the double minaret medreseh in Sivas again, and many other medreseh, caravanserais and mosques are samples of them.

Ni?de Alaaddin Mosque Hüdavend Hatun Tomb. Sungurbey Mosque, Kaysei Huand Hatun Mosque and Medreseh, Döner Kümbet (Turning Tower), Sultanhan (Inn) between Kayseri and Sivas, Karatay Han (Inn) in Karadayi Village between Tomarza and Bünyan, Sultanhan (Inn) between Aksaray and Konya, A??zkarahan (Inn) and Alay-han (Inn) between Nev?ehir and Aksaray, Sanhan (Inn) located 7 kms. eastern part of Avanos are the Seljouk masterpieces within the borders of Cappadocia.

The Seljouk State became weaker in the 12 th. Century and at the end of the century, the rapidly developinq Western Principalities such as Germiyan O?ullar?, Ayd?n O?ullar?, Mente?e O?ullar?, Karaman O?ullar? and many other Ottoman Principalities founded the Ottoman Empire with the help of some Turkman Principalities. They also kept Anatolia as a Turkish territory and carried in the same art works.

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