Documentary Models from Arabic Literature in the Ottoman Archives

Suhail Saban

Abstract


The Ottoman archives are rich in Ottoman period documents, including administrative correspondence and social and political reports. The researcher examines some of the poetry in the archives that scholars and educated people sent to the Ottoman sultans on various occasions. The researcher refers to the Ottomans' interest in Arabic, reflected on one occasion when the sultan penalized the director of one of the Ottoman newspapers due to his offense against the Arabic language. The present study also includes poetry describing the sultan and speeches sent to the Ottoman leaders.

Keywords


Historical Documents, Ottoman Archive, Ottoman State

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