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E.J.W. Gibb's A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume I: 1300-1450: 1300-1450 PDF

By E.J.W. Gibb

ISBN-10: 0906094186

ISBN-13: 9780906094181

ISBN-10: 0906094208

ISBN-13: 9780906094204

The historical past of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, used to be the imperative manufactured from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early dying in 1901 simply the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the rest was once nearly whole and used to be noticeable throughout the press via Gibb’s buddy and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The heritage was once designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes conceal 4 developmental levels, mostly less than the effect of Persian literature, from round 1300 to the center of the 19th century. The 5th quantity introduces the ‘New tuition’ of Ottoman poetry produced in Gibb’s personal period and encouraged by means of French versions. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman revealed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the earlier volumes. No related research has seemed in English considering Gibb’s magnum opus. His heritage of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless largely mentioned and priceless for college kids, students and an individual with a normal curiosity in center japanese literature and culture.

Volume I (originally released 1900, in the course of Gibb’s lifetime) starts off with an creation at the starting place, personality and scope of Ottoman poetry, and gives an evidence of its crucial verse varieties and rhyme schemes. Gibb then discusses poets of the interval 1300 to round 1450, contemplating this a formative period within which poetry was once mostly extra ‘West-Turkish’ fashionable and strongly prompted through neighborhood dialect than Ottoman later grew to become. most popular 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 vital position in Turkish tradition via its recital each year in the course of celebrations at the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Gibb’s strategy in all volumes is to provide biographical details on every one author, drawn essentially from Ottoman biographical dictionaries of poets, by means of English translations of a few in their extra major poems and synopses of longer texts. For most of these parts, a wealth of explanatory footnotes presents additional cultural depth.

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