By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume IV (originally released 1905) covers Ottoman poets of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, a interval looked through Gibb as one in every of transition among the classical age of the 16th and 17th centuries, and that of the trendy tuition starting round 1860. Persian impacts upon Ottoman verse started to fall down to extra Turkish kinds, the Ottomans having grown weary of being, in line with Gibb, ‘the parrots of the Persians’. the 2 tendencies however persevered aspect through part for your time, a competition among the recent, extra sprightly Romanticism, sparkling ‘with a brightness of neighborhood colour’, as represented via Nedim (d. 1730), Sheykh Ghalib (d. 1799), and Sunbulzade Vehbi (d. 1809), and the remainder Persianist culture exemplified via the poetry of the grand vezir Mehmed Raghib Pasha (d. 1763).
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A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume IV: 1700-1850: 1700-1850 v. 4 (Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies) by E.J.W. Gibb