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A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume V: 1859-: v. 5 (Gibb - download pdf or read online

By E. J. W. Gibb

The historical past of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, used to be the critical made from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early dying in 1901 in basic terms the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the rest used to be virtually entire and was once visible during the press through Gibb’s pal and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The background was once designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes disguise 4 developmental levels, mostly below the effect 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 via French versions. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the prior volumes. No similar examine has seemed in English on the grounds that Gibb’s magnum opus. His historical past of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless largely said and worthwhile for college students, students and an individual with a basic curiosity in heart japanese literature and culture.

Volume V (originally released 1907) concludes Gibb’s learn of Ottoman poetry. It includes 3 chapters at the ‘modern university of Ottoman poetry’ drafted by means of him and edited by way of Browne. rising round 1860, this contemporary institution used to be a made of the Ottoman tanzimat reform period and used to be strongly prompted by means of the ‘inspiring genius’ of western, fairly French, literary types. To Gibb, it signified ‘a nice awakening’. bankruptcy I presents a basic creation to the poets of the interval and their literary and political situations. bankruptcy II is dedicated to Şinasi Efendi (d. 1871), ‘the grasp who laid the basis of the hot learning’; bankruptcy III offers Ziya Bey, later Pasha (d. 1880), a prolific author in either prose and verse and translator of many French literary works into Ottoman. Gibb died prior to he may possibly commence an meant research of the individual he thought of the best poet of this new university, Namik Kemal (d. 1888).
Volume V includes over a hundred pages of indices to all 5 volumes: of folks and areas; of books, journals and poems; of ‘technical phrases and Oriental words’, and of topics. The indices have been compiled via R. A. Nicholson.

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