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 background of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the crucial manufactured from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early dying in 1901 in simple terms the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the remaining was once nearly whole and was once visible throughout the press by means of Gibb’s buddy and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The historical past was once designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes conceal 4 developmental stages, principally less than the impression of Persian literature, from round 1300 to the center of the 19th century. The 5th quantity introduces the ‘New university’ of Ottoman poetry produced in Gibb’s personal period and encouraged via French types. The 6th quantity includes in Ottoman revealed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the past volumes. No related learn has seemed in English due to the fact that Gibb’s magnum opus. His background of Ottoman Poetry has develop into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless greatly talked about and worthy for college students, students and an individual with a basic curiosity in heart jap literature and culture.

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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