Download e-book for kindle: A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume IV: 1700-1850: 1700-1850 by E.J.W. Gibb

By E.J.W. Gibb

The background of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the significant made of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early dying in 1901 in simple terms the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the rest was once virtually entire and used to be visible throughout the press by way of Gibb’s pal and literary executor, the Persian pupil E. G. Browne. The heritage was once designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes disguise 4 developmental stages, mostly below the impact of Persian literature, from round 1300 to the center of the 19th century. The 5th quantity introduces the ‘New university’ of Ottoman poetry produced in Gibb’s personal period and encouraged via French types. The 6th quantity comprises in Ottoman revealed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the earlier volumes. No related research has seemed in English due to the fact Gibb’s magnum opus. His historical past of Ottoman Poetry has develop into a vintage paintings that's nonetheless broadly stated and necessary for college kids, students and an individual with a basic curiosity in center jap literature and culture.

Volume IV (originally released 1905) covers Ottoman poets of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, a interval appeared through Gibb as certainly one of transition among the classical age of the 16th and 17th centuries, and that of the trendy institution starting round 1860. Persian impacts upon Ottoman verse started to cave in to extra Turkish types, the Ottomans having grown weary of being, in response to Gibb, ‘the parrots of the Persians’. the 2 tendencies however endured aspect by way of facet for your time, a competition among the hot, extra sprightly Romanticism, gleaming ‘with a brightness of neighborhood colour’, as represented by way of Nedim (d. 1730), Sheykh Ghalib (d. 1799), and Sunbulzade Vehbi (d. 1809), and the rest Persianist culture exemplified via the poetry of the grand vezir Mehmed Raghib Pasha (d. 1763).

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