DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.01.006
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İsmail Yardımcı

Abstract: The word "tile" originates from Persian and means "China" or "Chinese work". In the Ottoman language, the word "tile" also means "Chinese work", or "belonging to China". The art of Turkish tiles occupies a place of prominence in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uygurs of the eighth and ninth centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by the Karakhanids, the Ghaznavids, and (especially) Iranian Seljuk art. With the Seljuks' victory over the Byzantines at …

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