Sarajevo u 18. stoljeću: svijet muškaraca i žena Prema medžmui Mula Mustafe Bašeskije
Sarajevo in the 18th Century : the World of Men and Women According to Medžmua by Mula Mustafa Bašeskija
Published by: Bošnjačka zajednica kulture "Preporod"
Keywords: Sarajevo; 18th century; Mula Mustafa Bašeskija; women
Summary/Abstract: There are few historical sources which can testify that women were present in the public space in Ottoman period. Simply because a few authentic sources are available, and prejudices about the Muslim woman are numerous. This paper denies precisely both attitudes of it. Among the historical sources from which it is possible to know life in the Ottoman Empire, it is rare to have at disposal the sources which contain information about everyday life in the centre of the Empire and especially on its periphery. It is therefore extremely valuable text made by a contemporary on his own way, without the obligation to satisfy anything outside his private world. Such source is a private notebook (medžmua) by Mula Mustafa Bašeskija with records about life in Sarajevo in the 18th century. Analyzing in this paper some parts of the text, sometimes very short, in which Mula Mustafa Bašeskija mentioned women, we have shown how women of that time, going out in public during the second half of the 18th century, protested in several occasions against certain actions by government representatives and thus influenced the shaping of public opinion.
- Issue Year: 2009
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 305-322
- Page Count: 18
- Language: Bosnian