Read e-book online A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume III: 1520-1600: 1520-1600 PDF

By E. J. W. Gibb

ISBN-10: 071890396X

ISBN-13: 9780718903961

The background of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the significant manufactured from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early demise in 1901 merely the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the remaining was once nearly whole and used to be noticeable throughout the press by way of Gibb’s buddy and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The background was once designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes conceal 4 developmental stages, principally lower 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 via French types. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the earlier volumes. No similar learn has seemed in English seeing that Gibb’s magnum opus. His heritage of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless broadly said and invaluable for college kids, students and someone with a normal curiosity in center japanese literature and culture.

Volume III (originally released 1904) covers either the second one a part of the ‘classical age’ of Ottoman poetry, from 1520 to the early 17th century, and the following ‘late classical age’ to c. 1700. In Gibb’s knowing, this was once the period of maximum Persian effect upon Ottoman poetry, and used to be at its such a lot great within the reign of Süleyman (1520-66). the vast majority of the main popular Ottoman poets flourished in those centuries, drawn from all walks of lifestyles and lots of elements of the empire, from the manager jurisconsult Yahya Efendi (d. 1644) and the executive pass judgement on Baki (d. 1600), to the Nakshbandi sufi Lami’i Çelebi of Bursa (d. 1531), Fuzuli of Baghdad (d. 1556), the Albanian-born soldier Yahya Bey (d. 1575), the satirist Nef’i from Erzurum (executed c. 1635), and the guy of letters from Urfa, Nabi Efendi (d. 1712). furthermore, 8 of the most well-liked verse romances written during this interval are summarised in an appendix.

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