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CAIRO IMPRINT / YOUNG TURKS: پاريس دن يازدكلرم Paris'den Yazdıklarım [My Writings from Paris]

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A collection of previously anonymous articles published in Paris, by a Cairo-based Ottoman medical doctor and a supporter of the Young Turks Şerefeddin Mağmûmî

 

8°. 301 pp., later (1970s) black cloth binding with gilt lettering (minor foxing and staining, imprint from old wrappers mounted on the inner side of endpapers, old price written on the inner side of back covers, otherwise in a good condition).

 

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This is a collection of articles in Ottoman language, previously published in newspapers anonymously between 1897-1901 in Paris, by Şerefeddin Mağmûmî. The author published them in 1911 for the first time under his real name after moving to exile to Cairo for political reasons.

Şerefeddin Mağmûmî (1869-1927) was an Ottoman medical doctor, educated in Istanbul, and an author of mostly medical books and travelogues connected with his work. In 1895, he was appointed as an inspector due to the cholera epidemic that broke out in Adana, Aleppo, Beirut and Syria provinces, where he spent the better part of the next two years.

In the 1890s Şerefeddin got involved in the politics and fled to Paris, where he was publishing his observations on the politics in the magazine Meşveret (Mechveret), published by the Young Turks, and eventually became a member of the editorial board, approving the politically appropriate articles. After the newspaper was closed, he remained in Paris, continuing working as a medical doctor and writing articles for the Istanbul magazines.

In 1901, Şerefeddin Mağmûmî moved to Cairo, where he became an established medical doctor and continued having contacts with the Young Turks.

Şerefeddin published circa 15 books, mostly on medicine (cholera) and travel.

References: ÖZEGE; 16175 – MİL.

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