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The Balance of Truth


Essays in Honour of Professor Geoffrey Lewis


A collection of essays written to honour the famous scholar of Turkish language, Geoffrey Lewis.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-391-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 20,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 442
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-391-3
$192.00
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Geoffrey Lewis is honoured in this collection of essays on topics relating to Turkish language and literature. Lewis, who wrote the classic Teach Yourself Turkish and The Turkish Language Reform: a Catastrophic Success, is perhaps best known for his Turkish Grammar. Written in 1967 and reissued some thirty years later, Turkish Grammar is the standard reference for any student of the Turkish language. Lewis’s scholarly career also saw him produce numerous works based on Ottoman materials. Under the editorship of Çigdem Balim-Harding, more than two dozen Ottomanists and Turcologists have written essays in recognition of Lewis’s contribution to the field of Turkish studies.

Geoffrey Lewis is honoured in this collection of essays on topics relating to Turkish language and literature. Lewis, who wrote the classic Teach Yourself Turkish and The Turkish Language Reform: a Catastrophic Success, is perhaps best known for his Turkish Grammar. Written in 1967 and reissued some thirty years later, Turkish Grammar is the standard reference for any student of the Turkish language. Lewis’s scholarly career also saw him produce numerous works based on Ottoman materials. Under the editorship of Çigdem Balim-Harding, more than two dozen Ottomanists and Turcologists have written essays in recognition of Lewis’s contribution to the field of Turkish studies.

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Çigdem Balim-Harding

Colin Imber

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 6)
  • PROFESSOR GEOFFREY LEWIS:CURRICULUM VITAE (page 8)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCIPAL WORKS OF PROFESSOR GEOFFREY LEWIS (page 9)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 13)
  • GEOFFREY LEWIS ABI (page 17)
  • 'THE BEST OF STORIES': THREE VERSIONS OF THE JOSEPH NARRATIVE (page 23)
  • CONTEMPORARY TURKISH COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE (page 35)
  • TOPIC AND SEQUENCE IN A TURKISH NATURAL CONVERSION (page 57)
  • BIBLE TRANSLATION IN TURKIC LANGUAGES (page 77)
  • WAS THERE A GREEK ALJAMIADO LITERATURE? (page 83)
  • TURKS,ITALIANS AND INTELLIGENCE IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES (page 99)
  • SOVIET TURKIC LITERATURE (page 113)
  • A BUYURULDU OF A.H.1100/A.D.1689 FOR THE DRAGOMANS OF THE ENGLISH EMBASSY AT ISTANBUL (page 125)
  • SELJUQ WOMEN (page 145)
  • WHAT DOES GHAZI ACTUALLY MEAN? (page 165)
  • THE PARADOX OF QURANIC ASSONANCE (page 179)
  • OUT OF THE CUL-DE-SAC:THE ECONOMIES OF TURKIC CENTRAL ASIA TODAY (page 193)
  • 'ONLY' A MATTER OF FOCUS? (page 209)
  • POSTPOSITIONS AND ADVERBS: A CASE STUDY IN SYNTACTIC CATEGORIES (page 217)
  • VIEWS AND USES OF THE PAST:THE TURKS AND OTTOMAN HISTORY (page 239)
  • ABDULHAMID II IN 1912:THE RETURN FROM SALONICA (page 251)
  • ARABIC INTO MEDIEVAL LATIN(4):LETTERS I-L,M.L.D (page 255)
  • MORE ON THE DEATH OF THE AYYUBID SULTAN AL-SALIH NAJM AL-DIN AYYUB (page 269)
  • ARCHAEOLOGY VS.ARCHIVES:SOME RECENT APPROCHES TO THE OTTOMAN POTTERY OF IZNIK (page 275)
  • LANGUAGE AND MESSAGE IN CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC WRITING IN TURKISH LITERATURE (page 293)
  • NEOLOGISTISCHE ARCHAISMEN IM TURKEITURKISCHEN (page 301)
  • THE TRAVEL NOTES OF A DUTCH PASTOR IN ANATOLIA 1717-1727 (page 309)
  • MEN-AT-ARMS,HAUBERKS AND BARDS:MILITARY OBLIGATIONS IN THE BOOK OF THE OTTOMAN CUSTOM (page 331)
  • RELIGION AND DEMOCRACY:THE TURKISH CASE (page 365)
  • PUFF AND PATRONAGE:OTTOMAN TAKRIZ-WRITING AND LITERARY RECOMMENDATION IN THE 17TH CENTURY (page 395)
  • UNDER THE INFLUENCE?PRELIMINARY REFLECTIONS ON ARAB MUSIC DURING THE OTTOMAN PERIOD (page 407)
  • SOME NOTES ON BRITISH ESPIONAGE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE,1878-1908 (page 431)