By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume IV (originally released 1905) covers Ottoman poets of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, a interval looked through Gibb as certainly one of transition among the classical age of the 16th and 17th centuries, and that of the trendy university starting round 1860. Persian affects upon Ottoman verse started to collapse to extra Turkish kinds, the Ottomans having grown weary of being, in keeping with Gibb, ‘the parrots of the Persians’. the 2 tendencies however persisted facet by means of aspect for a while, a competition among the hot, extra sprightly Romanticism, gleaming ‘with a brightness of neighborhood colour’, as represented through Nedim (d. 1730), Sheykh Ghalib (d. 1799), and Sunbulzade Vehbi (d. 1809), and the remainder Persianist culture exemplified by way 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