ANNOUNCED IN ISTANBUL, CELEBRATED IN SARAJEVO: REPERCUSSIONS OF 18th AND 19th CENTURY OTTOMAN CEREMONIES IN BOSNIA


Sel Turhan F.

BALKAN ARASTRMA ENSTITUSU DERGISI-JOURNAL OF BALKAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE-JBRI, cilt.6, ss.341-360, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: BALKAN ARASTRMA ENSTITUSU DERGISI-JOURNAL OF BALKAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE-JBRI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.341-360

Özet

In the Ottoman Empire, the ceremonies connected to the Sultanate were used to strengthen ties between the Sultan and his subjects as well as to show the Sultan's power to foreigners. For this reason, the ceremonies and festivals of the palace were not only kept within its borders, but also spread all over the capital city and even the big provinces. The Bosnian province has witnessed numerous rituals related to the Sultan and his family during the 18th and 19th centuries. Ramadan Feast and the Feast of Sacrifice in Bosnia were also declared to the public by firing guns and celebrating it with official ceremonies, as they were in Istanbul. In addition, after the news and the ferman about the victory of a war were reached to Bosnia, the inhabitants were celebrating it with public ceremonies. After the appointment and arrival of a new governor or a special officer to the region, official ceremonies were being held. This article focuses on the examples of official ceremonies and festivals, which are a part of the Ottoman daily life, in Bosnia and examines how they are used to organize and consolidate the central-provincial relationship.