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By E. J. W. Gibb

The heritage of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the primary made of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early demise in 1901 basically the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the remaining used to be virtually entire and used to be obvious in the course of the press via Gibb’s buddy and literary executor, the Persian pupil 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 impression of Persian literature, from round 1300 to the center of the 19th century. The 5th quantity introduces the ‘New college’ of Ottoman poetry produced in Gibb’s personal period and encouraged by way of French types. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the earlier volumes. No similar research has seemed in English on account that Gibb’s magnum opus. His historical past of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that's nonetheless extensively stated and precious for college students, students and someone 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 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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