EVLIYA ÇELEBI TRAVELBOOK ACCORDING TO 17TH CENTURY HUMORISTS IN ISTANBUL
EVLİYA ÇELEBİ SEYAHATNÂMESİNE GÖRE 17. YÜZYIL İSTANBUL’UNDA TAKLİTÇİ ESNAF

Author : Ali YILDIRIM
Number of pages : 1-11

Abstract

Humor is a cultural element that is as old as human history. Since its earliest days in history, fun and comedy have been among the constant traditions of people and communities. Although there are many aspects common to people at the point of fun and laughter, this situation has also changed according to geography, cultures and communities. Imitation or reflection in humor has become one of the top entertainment types. In addition to imitating certain characters and types, making imitations of animals and nature is an important aspect of this sense of humor. As in other societies, our culture has produced valuable representatives and types such as Nasrettin Hodja, İncili Çavuş, Keloğlan, Karagoz-Hacivat, which is an important historical background. We arrive at Evliya Chelebi Travels in the footsteps of representatives of 17th century Istanbul in this tradition. In this section, where he recorded the names of thirteen humorists, Chelebi also gives information on when his understanding of humor began, on the historical view and on our beliefs and concerns about our culture.

Keywords

Evliya Chelebi, Travelbook, humor, humorists, İstanbul

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