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Life In Sarajevo In The 18th Century (According To Mulla Mustafa’s Mecmua)

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Mulla Mustafa's notes in the Ottoman Turkish language constitute immediate evidence of the time and people in Sarajevo in the second half of the 18th century. Mulla Mustafa wrote nothing about his education. A short account of how he studied under Süleyman Eff endi Arnaut for a time probably refers most to his elementary education. Mulla Mustafa started taking notes about the events and people of the milieu in which he lived in 1170 AH, which is in 1756/1757 AD. Mulla Mustafa's text about the stormy years in Bosnia is unclear in places, which may be the result of insufficient information about the circumstances of the events, but also of his youthful insecurity. Mulla Mustafa mentions the Sarajevo Kadizadelis in several notes in the mecmua, each time expressing his disagreement with them. Mulla Mustafa's "pictures" turn witty, critical, and gently ironic when the comparison develops into a phrase.

Keywords: 18th century; Bosnia; mecmua; Mulla Mustafa's text; Sarajevo Kadizadelis



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