Mosques and Masjids in Bulgaria (Interior, exterior, decoration)
Language: Bulgarian with a summary and list of 
illustrations in English
    The present study includes 88 monuments from the present-day Bulgarian lands, built before 20th century. The mnograph focuses on two main topics related to the elements of mosque interior and the architectural features of mosques of various type, and namely composition and decoration. Special attention is paid to how Ottoman mosque architecture and its interior elements were influenced by non-Ottoman architectural developments.


Table of contents (summary)


First Chapter: Interior or Religious Dominance



Kürs and Mahvils

Balcony and Columns

Niches and Cabinetry

Ceiling and Floor

Second Chapter: Exterior or Architectural Dominance

Building and Roofs

Porch Galleries

Doors and Windows


Third Chapter: Architectural Decoration

Plastic and Painted Forms. Calligraphy

Bricks, Stone and Plaster Ornaments

Wall Paintings, Calligraphy, Graffiti



Index of Mosques, Masjids and Namazgâhs Included in the Study  (In Alphabetical Order According to Urban Centers, Villages and Uninhabited Places)

Glossary of Turkish-Arabic-Persian Terms and Names


List of illustrations

Summary in English

Любомир Миков. Джамии и месджиди в България (интериор, екстериор, декорация)

Publisher Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House
Language Bulgarian with summary and list of illustrations in English
Pages 346
Illustrations b/w figures, color plates, maps
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-954-322-879-9
Creation date 2017
Size 17 х 24 cm

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