ISSN:2149-0821

SEASONAL CRITICISM AT THE FIRST HUMOR SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED TERAKKİ-İ EĞLENCE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE


Terakki-i Eğlence was published in 1870 as a supplement of Terakki newspaper. Being the first humor supplement published in the Ottoman Empire, Terakki-i Eğlence continued its publication life as Terakki after 10th and 13thissues, and as Letâif-i Asârafter 13rd issue until its closing. This study examines the names Terakki-i Eğlenceand Terakkiof the publication and its first 13 issues that were published under the supervision of Ali Raşit. The study aims to better know and introduce this publication, which is considered by researchers to have a poor content in terms of humor. Accordingly, the study covers identifying information, technical features, publication policy and purpose of issue of the publication and then examines all articles featured in the first 13 issues. In the section which is provided on the content of supplement after the review, the news from foreign countries, criticisms on newspapers, social criticisms, criticisms on transportation services, literary criticisms, criticisms about way of operation of venues such as restaurants and music halls, and articles with no criticism content were classified and evaluated under such headings. In conclusion, it is found that Terakki-i Eğlence was an important publication that informed the public of political, social and cultural issues of the time and fulfilled its mission through the criticisms. The study was developed in qualitative method and constitutes a historical and descriptive research. Issues of the supplement were obtained from the collections of Hakkı Tarık Us.


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Ottoman humor press, Terakki-i Eğlence, Letâif-i Asâr.

Author : Ebru DAVULCU
Number of pages: 143-164
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16990/SOBIDER.4099
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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