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The Joys of Philology: Studies in Ottoman Literature, History and Orientalism (1500-1923)


Poetry, Histogriography, Biography and Autobiography


This is the first volume of Jan Schmidt’s collection of essays on Ottoman history, literature and historiography.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-107-7
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 288
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-107-7
$143.20
$85.92

Dutch historian Jan Schmidt’s study of the Ottoman Empire has spanned some forty years and this two-volume collection offers a selection of his labours. Schmidt’s primary love is for Ottoman history, literature and historiography and he expresses this passion throughout. The two volumes are divided into six parts, three per book, each containing several articles. Schmidt begins with poetry, analysing four works of Ottoman verse. The second part consists of two historiographical essays, one on the problem of sources for military history and the second on an Ottoman history writer. Third, Schmidt looks at biography writing in the Ottoman Empire. Fourth are six articles concerning Orientalism and Orientalists. Fifth is a part on travellers and merchants in the Ottoman Empire. Finally, the sixth part is dedicated to political relations between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Each essay generally centres around a particular document that Schmidt has uncovered during his archival work.

Dutch historian Jan Schmidt’s study of the Ottoman Empire has spanned some forty years and this two-volume collection offers a selection of his labours. Schmidt’s primary love is for Ottoman history, literature and historiography and he expresses this passion throughout. The two volumes are divided into six parts, three per book, each containing several articles. Schmidt begins with poetry, analysing four works of Ottoman verse. The second part consists of two historiographical essays, one on the problem of sources for military history and the second on an Ottoman history writer. Third, Schmidt looks at biography writing in the Ottoman Empire. Fourth are six articles concerning Orientalism and Orientalists. Fifth is a part on travellers and merchants in the Ottoman Empire. Finally, the sixth part is dedicated to political relations between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Each essay generally centres around a particular document that Schmidt has uncovered during his archival work.

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  • CONTENTS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 9)
  • Part One Poetry (page 15)
  • 1.POETS AND POETRY IN MID-17TH-CENTURY ISTANBUL:ADDITIONS TO THE DIVAN OF FA'IZI BY THE COPYIST YAHYA AND OTHERS IN THE JOHN RYLANDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MS TURKISH 81*: 1. Introduction1 (page 17)
  • 2. MS Turkish 81; its Copyist and First Owners (page 18)
  • 3. Contents: Contributors and Poetical Forms (page 20)
  • 4. Contents: Responsive Genres (page 23)
  • 5.Nef'i's Satirical Verses (page 29)
  • 6. Others Satirical Verse (page 32)
  • 2. FAZIL BEG ENDERUNI, SOCIAL HISTORIAN OR POET?* (page 37)
  • 3. SUNBULZADE VEHBI'S SEVK-ENGIZ, AN OTTOMAN PORNOGRAPHIC POEM1 (page 49)
  • 4. THE POET MEHMED ESREF BETWEEN SULTAN AND SHAH1 (page 75)
  • Part Two Historiography (page 107)
  • 1. THE EGRI CAMPAIGN OF 1596: MILITARY HISTORY AND THE PROBLEM OF SOURCES (page 109)
  • 2. MUSTAFA ALI OF GALLIPOLI, A MORALISTIC LITTERATEUR ON HISTORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY OTTOMAN WORLD (page 125)
  • Part Three Biography and Autobiography (page 147)
  • 1. THE HISTORIAN AS BIOGRAPHER: MUSTAFA ALI OF GALLIPOLI'S BIOGRAPHIES* (page 149)
  • 2. OTTOMAN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL TEXTS BY LAMI'I AND OTHERS IN THE COLLECTION OF TURKISH MANUSCRIPTS AT THE LEIDEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY (page 157)
  • 3. THE ADVENTURES OF AN OTTOMAN HORSEMAN: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KABUDLI VASFI EFENDI, 1800-1825. (page 167)