The Ottoman Press (1908-1923)


The Ottoman Press (1908-1923) looks at Ottoman periodicals in the period after the Second Constitutional Revolution (1908) and the formation of the Turkish Republic (1923). It analyses the increased activity in the press following the revolution, legislation that was put in place to control the press, the financial aspects of running a publication, preventive censorship and the impact that the press could have on readers. There is also a chapter on the emergence and growth of the Ottoman press from 1831 until 1908, which helps readers to contextualize the post-revolution press.

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Erol A. F. Baykal, Ph.D. (2013), Cambridge University, has published articles and made contributions to the Encyclopaedia of Islam 3 on the topics related to the Ottoman press.
[...] 'la valeur de cette étude ambitieuse qui relève le défi d’embrasser large l’histoire très riche de la presse ottomane. Le livre d’Erol Baykal constitue désormais une étude incontournable qui inspirera de nombreuses recherches à l’avenir. [...]

Özgür Türesay, EPHE, PSL - Proclac, in Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques 35 (2021), pp. 122-123.
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On Transliteration and Calendars


1 The Emergence and Growth of the Ottoman Press, 1831–1908

2 The 1908 Press Boom

3 Legislating the Press

4 Censoring the Press

5 Financing the Press

6 Reading the Press

Conclusion: Controlling the Press

Appendix: Permit Applications and Publications Index
Appendix: Ottoman Press Laws
Appendix: Quantifying Censorship
Appendix: Pricing

All interested in late-Ottoman history and the history of the press in general.
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