TO UNDERSTAND THE TIME IN OTTOMAN: “Some Information About the Printing and Issuing of the Wall Calendars”


Author(s): Ahmet YÜKSEL

It has always being said that from the starting to crawl of the printing house in the Ottoman country to coming to the beginning of the 19th century with tottery and then standing on its foots, a printing-issuing explosion was lived in the country as if revenging of delaying of 200 years. While books, newspapers and journals were advancing speedly to become the undispensable matter of the daily life, the wall calendars, which were in fact the guide of the daily life but had not took its set on the place in which it must be, were started to be hung to the places they deserved from the middles of the century. This study in the light of the documentaries obtained from The Prime Minister’s Ottoman Archive has the aim to present a short story of the journey of the calendars that have different kinds with regard to their printer, the printing place, the causes of printing or unprinting, content and the attributes of shape in the beginning of the 20th century.


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