It is surrounded by natural hills. The historical monuments found in the city of Erzurum, which is the highest settlement of Anatolia, are dated to XIV. century. They are the kind of structures that can be called perfect in artistic sense. The evaluations of art historians contribute to the study of local history or Turkish history. This city has experienced many invasions and every invader left a trace to the city. Some invaders have destroyed some of these works, but there are still standing. İlhanlı, Selçuklu, Saltuklu and finally Ottoman works continue to decorate the city. Using stone material in the construction of the works is important in terms of explaining the natural structure of the region. Stone material decorations and motifs emphasize the local people's nature, religion, social life and political perceptions. Although there are many works in the city, our study will focus only on the Yakutiye madrasah. What we would like to emphasize here will be to create a more permanent history consciousness in the mind of the student with both the social studies course and the history course's out-of-class education method. In other words, it is aimed to raise the awareness of the new generations through the transfer of the values that are in the public's mind to the student through the motifs found in the work.


Erzurum, Yakutiye madrasah, nature, sovereignty, religion

Author : Mehmet ÖZMENLİ
Number of pages: 64-73
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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