By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume I (originally released 1900, in the course of Gibb’s lifetime) starts off with an creation at the beginning, personality and scope of Ottoman poetry, and offers a proof of its relevant verse varieties and rhyme schemes. Gibb then discusses poets of the interval 1300 to round 1450, contemplating this a formative period during which poetry was once usually extra ‘West-Turkish’ standard and strongly prompted by way of neighborhood dialect than Ottoman later turned. ultimate one of the poets mentioned are Sultan Veled (d. 1312), son of the respected mystic Celaleddin Rumi; Yunus Emre (fl. early 1300s), a grasp of ‘rugged’ mystical verse within the Turkish syllabic metre; and Süleyman Çelebi (d. 1422) writer of the Mevlid, a ‘Hymn at the Prophet’s Nativity’ which obtained a principal position in Turkish tradition via its recital each year in the course of celebrations at the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Gibb’s approach in all volumes is to provide biographical details on each one author, drawn essentially from Ottoman biographical dictionaries of poets, by means of English translations of a few in their extra major poems and synopses of longer texts. For a majority of these components, a wealth of explanatory footnotes offers additional cultural depth.
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A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume I: 1300-1450: 1300-1450 v. 1 (Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies) by E.J.W. Gibb