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By E. J. W. Gibb

The background of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the vital made of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early dying in 1901 purely the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the rest used to be nearly entire and was once noticeable during 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 disguise 4 developmental stages, principally 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 way of French types. The 6th quantity includes in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the past volumes. No related learn has seemed in English considering Gibb’s magnum opus. His heritage of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that's nonetheless commonly observed and helpful for college kids, students and a person with a normal curiosity in heart 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 figuring out, this used to be the period of maximum Persian impression upon Ottoman poetry, and used to be at its so much remarkable 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 plenty of components of the empire, from the executive 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 guy of letters from Urfa, Nabi Efendi (d. 1712). furthermore, 8 of the preferred verse romances written during this interval are summarised in an appendix.

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