By E.J.W. Gibb

The heritage of Ottoman Poetry, first released in six volumes among 1900 and 1909, used to be the primary made from E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. by the point of his early dying in 1901 merely the 1st quantity had seemed in print. the remaining used to be nearly entire and used to be visible in the course of the press through Gibb’s buddy and literary executor, the Persian student E. G. Browne. The historical past used to be designed to supply the 1st prolonged account in English of Ottoman literature. the 1st 4 volumes disguise 4 developmental stages, principally lower than the impression 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 by way of French versions. The 6th quantity includes in Ottoman published script the texts of all works quoted in English translation within the past volumes. No related learn has seemed in English due to the fact that Gibb’s magnum opus. His background of Ottoman Poetry has develop into a vintage paintings that is nonetheless largely said and necessary for college kids, students and an individual with a normal curiosity in center jap literature and culture.

Volume VI (originally released 1909) completes Gibb’s background of Ottoman Poetry. In 378 pages, it includes in revealed Ottoman script the texts of the entire poems translated by way of Gibb within the prior 5 volumes, transcribed from originals recovered by means of Browne from Gibb’s manuscripts and examine papers. a photo of Gibb, taken most likely within the overdue Eighteen Nineties, kinds the frontispiece of this ultimate volume.

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