By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume I (originally released 1900, in the course of Gibb’s lifetime) starts with an creation at the foundation, personality and scope of Ottoman poetry, and gives a proof of its significant 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’ popular and strongly prompted by way of neighborhood dialect than Ottoman later turned. optimal 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 every year in the course of celebrations at the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Gibb’s strategy in all volumes is to provide biographical info on every one author, drawn essentially from Ottoman biographical dictionaries of poets, through 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 offers additional cultural depth.
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A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume I: 1300-1450: 1300-1450 v. 1 (Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies) by E.J.W. Gibb