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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 significant made 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 was once virtually whole and used to be visible in the course of the press through Gibb’s pal and literary executor, the Persian student E. G. Browne. The heritage was once designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes conceal 4 developmental stages, mostly below 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 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 similar learn has seemed in English when you consider that Gibb’s magnum opus. His heritage of Ottoman Poetry has develop into a vintage paintings that's nonetheless extensively mentioned and helpful for college kids, students and an individual with a basic curiosity in heart japanese 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 following ‘late classical age’ to c. 1700. In Gibb’s realizing, this was once the period of maximum Persian impact upon Ottoman poetry, and used to be at its so much significant within the reign of Süleyman (1520-66). nearly all of the main popular Ottoman poets flourished in those centuries, drawn from all walks of existence 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 guy of letters from Urfa, Nabi Efendi (d. 1712). additionally, 8 of the most well-liked verse romances written during this interval are summarised in an appendix.

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