A comparative study of Timurid mosques with Evolved Gothic Churches
AbstractConsidering the wealth of glorious religious buildings in the Timurid period in Iran, which was contemporaneous with the Evolved Gothic period in Europe, a comparative study has been undertaken to explore the architectural effects of these two periods on each other along with their similarities and differences. This is an applied historical research that adopts a library research method for data collection. By studying the political, economic, and cultural conditions of these periods and by reviewing five important buildings belonging to each period, the similarities and disparities of these two architectural styles are investigated to shed further light on the interaction of the Timurid and Evolved Gothic architecture. Despite the geographic distance, and religious and culture different between the Timurid period in Iran and the Evolved Gothic in Europe, which overshadows the interaction of these two periods, one can still witness that the religious architecture of the Evolved Gothic period has been inspired by Timurid architecture in some respects, including building materials, interior decoration of buildings and architectural style.
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