By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume I (originally released 1900, in the course of Gibb’s lifetime) starts off with an advent at the foundation, personality and scope of Ottoman poetry, and offers an evidence of its important verse kinds and rhyme schemes. Gibb then discusses poets of the interval 1300 to round 1450, contemplating this a formative period during which poetry used to be more often than not extra ‘West-Turkish’ fashionable and strongly inspired via neighborhood dialect than Ottoman later grew to become. most efficient 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 primary position in Turkish tradition via its recital every year in the course of celebrations at the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Gibb’s technique in all volumes is to provide biographical info on every one author, drawn essentially from Ottoman biographical dictionaries of poets, by way of English translations of a few in their extra major poems and synopses of longer texts. For most of these parts, 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