Download PDF by E.J.W. Gibb: A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume IV: 1700-1850: 1700-1850

By E.J.W. Gibb

ISBN-10: 0718903978

ISBN-13: 9780718903978

The heritage of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the relevant 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 obvious in the course of the press by way of Gibb’s pal and literary executor, the Persian student E. G. Browne. The heritage used to be designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes conceal 4 developmental stages, principally lower than 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 way of French versions. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the earlier volumes. No similar examine has seemed in English considering the fact that Gibb’s magnum opus. His heritage of Ottoman Poetry has develop into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless largely said and worthy for college students, students and a person with a normal curiosity in center jap literature and culture.

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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