By E. J. W. Gibb
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 figuring out, this used to be the period of maximum Persian impression upon Ottoman poetry, and used to be at its such a lot really good within the reign of Süleyman (1520-66). the vast majority of the main renowned 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 fellow of letters from Urfa, Nabi Efendi (d. 1712). moreover, 8 of the preferred verse romances written during this interval are summarised in an appendix.
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