A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume V: 1859-: v. 5 (Gibb by E. J. W. Gibb

By E. J. W. Gibb

The historical past of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, was once the crucial manufactured from 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 was once nearly whole and was once obvious throughout the press by means of Gibb’s pal and literary executor, the Persian student 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 levels, mostly below the impression 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 by means of French types. The 6th quantity includes in Ottoman revealed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the earlier volumes. No similar learn has seemed in English on account that Gibb’s magnum opus. His heritage of Ottoman Poetry has turn into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless extensively noted and worthy for college students, students and a person with a common curiosity in heart japanese literature and culture.

Volume V (originally released 1907) concludes Gibb’s learn of Ottoman poetry. It comprises 3 chapters at the ‘modern tuition of Ottoman poetry’ drafted via him and edited by way of Browne. rising round 1860, this contemporary university was once a manufactured from the Ottoman tanzimat reform period and was once strongly prompted by means of the ‘inspiring genius’ of western, really French, literary versions. To Gibb, it signified ‘a nice awakening’. bankruptcy I presents a basic advent 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 provides 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 might commence an meant learn of the individual he thought of the best poet of this new university, Namik Kemal (d. 1888).
Volume V comprises over a hundred pages of indices to all 5 volumes: of individuals and locations; of books, journals and poems; of ‘technical phrases and Oriental words’, and of matters. The indices have been compiled via R. A. Nicholson.

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