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By E.J.W. Gibb

ISBN-10: 0906094186

ISBN-13: 9780906094181

ISBN-10: 0906094208

ISBN-13: 9780906094204

The heritage of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the vital manufactured from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early demise in 1901 in simple terms the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the remaining used to be nearly whole and used to be noticeable throughout the press by way of Gibb’s good friend and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The heritage used to be designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes conceal 4 developmental stages, mostly less than the impression of Persian literature, from round 1300 to the center of the 19th century. The 5th quantity introduces the ‘New college’ of Ottoman poetry produced in Gibb’s personal period and encouraged through French versions. The 6th quantity includes in Ottoman revealed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the past volumes. No related research has seemed in English in view that Gibb’s magnum opus. His historical past of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless commonly said and necessary for college students, students and someone with a common curiosity in center japanese literature and culture.

Volume I (originally released 1900, in the course of Gibb’s lifetime) starts with an creation at the beginning, personality and scope of Ottoman poetry, and gives an evidence of its primary verse types and rhyme schemes. Gibb then discusses poets of the interval 1300 to round 1450, contemplating this a formative period within which poetry was once regularly extra ‘West-Turkish’ fashionable and strongly stimulated via neighborhood dialect than Ottoman later grew to become. greatest one of the poets mentioned are Sultan Veled (d. 1312), son of the respected mystic Celaleddin Rumi; Yunus Emre (fl. early 1300s), a grasp of ‘rugged’ mystical verse within the Turkish syllabic metre; and Süleyman Çelebi (d. 1422) writer of the Mevlid, a ‘Hymn at the Prophet’s Nativity’ which bought a relevant position in Turkish tradition via its recital each year in the course of celebrations at the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Gibb’s procedure in all volumes is to provide biographical details on every one author, drawn essentially from Ottoman biographical dictionaries of poets, by way of English translations of a few in their extra major poems and synopses of longer texts. For these types of components, a wealth of explanatory footnotes offers additional cultural depth.

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