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By E. J. W. Gibb

The heritage of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, used to be the imperative fabricated 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 used to be virtually whole and used to be obvious during the press by way of Gibb’s pal and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The historical past used to be designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes hide 4 developmental stages, principally below the impact 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 types. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the past volumes. No related examine has seemed in English considering that Gibb’s magnum opus. His background of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless broadly stated and important for college students, students and somebody with a common 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 realizing, this used to be the period of maximum Persian effect upon Ottoman poetry, and was once at its such a lot impressive 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 plenty 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 fellow of letters from Urfa, Nabi Efendi (d. 1712). moreover, 8 of the most well-liked verse romances written during this interval are summarised in an appendix.

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