E. J. W. Gibb's A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume III: 1520-1600: 1520-1600 PDF

By E. J. W. Gibb

The historical past of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, used to be the critical fabricated from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early loss of life in 1901 in basic terms the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the remaining was once nearly whole and used to be obvious throughout the press by way of Gibb’s buddy and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The background used to be designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes disguise 4 developmental stages, mostly lower than the impact 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 by means of French types. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman revealed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the past volumes. No related examine has seemed in English seeing that Gibb’s magnum opus. His historical past of Ottoman Poetry has develop into a vintage paintings that's nonetheless largely stated and important for college students, students and somebody with a normal curiosity in center jap 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 next ‘late classical age’ to c. 1700. In Gibb’s knowing, this used to be the period of maximum Persian impact upon Ottoman poetry, and was once at its such a lot extraordinary within the reign of Süleyman (1520-66). nearly all of the main renowned 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 manager 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 fellow of letters from Urfa, Nabi Efendi (d. 1712). moreover, 8 of the preferred verse romances written during this interval are summarised in an appendix.

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