By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume IV (originally released 1905) covers Ottoman poets of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, a interval looked by means of Gibb as one in every of transition among the classical age of the 16th and 17th centuries, and that of the fashionable university starting round 1860. Persian affects upon Ottoman verse started to collapse to extra Turkish kinds, the Ottomans having grown weary of being, in line with Gibb, ‘the parrots of the Persians’. the 2 tendencies however endured facet through aspect for a while, 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 remainder Persianist culture exemplified by means of the poetry of the grand vezir Mehmed Raghib Pasha (d. 1763).
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A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume IV: 1700-1850: 1700-1850 v. 4 (Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies) by E.J.W. Gibb