By E.J.W. Gibb
Volume IV (originally released 1905) covers Ottoman poets of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, a interval appeared by way of Gibb as one among 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 types, the Ottomans having grown weary of being, in response to Gibb, ‘the parrots of the Persians’. the 2 tendencies however persisted part through facet for it slow, a competition among the hot, extra sprightly Romanticism, sparkling ‘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 means of the poetry of the grand vezir Mehmed Raghib Pasha (d. 1763).
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