1st Edition

The Routledge Introduction to Literary Ottoman

By Korkut Bugday Copyright 2009
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

    This will be an essential tool for Ottomanists and other scholars in a broad range of academic disciplines that include Ottoman history and literature, language, art, music and architecture of the former empire.

    Introduction, Translator's Preface Chapter 1 1.1 Script and alphabet Chapter 2 2.1 The representation of vowels in words of Turkic origin Chapter 3 3.1 Vowel harmony Text: A Hoca Nasreddin Tale: A Dream Chapter 4 4.1 Infinitive in -mek Text: A Hoca Nasreddm Tale: The Broth of the Broth of the Hare Chapter 5 5.1 Instrumental case Text: The Woman and the Hen; Chapter 6 6.1 Cardinal numbers (Turkish) Text: The Fable of the Lion, the Fox, and the Donkey; Chapter 7 7.1 The generic genitive construction Text:The Story of Ali JinghisI 8.1 The abbreviated accusative Text: The Story of Ali Jinghis II Chapter 9 9.1. The izafet construction Text: The Abolition of the Janissary Corps Chapter 10 10.1 The equative Text: A European Journey: I. On Traveling in Europe and Choosing a Hotel Chapter 11 11.1 Word roots in Arabic Text: A European Journey. II. Hotel Room and First Impressions of Berlin Chapter 12 12.1 Causal clauses with infinitive and instrumental Text: Description of Vienna I; Chapter 13 13.1 Participles and verbal nouns in 'weak' Arabic verbs Text: Description of Vienna II; Chapter 14 14.1 Declension of Arabic nouns Chapter 15 15.1 The names of the months and days of the week Text: Events in the Capital; Text: The Death of Sultan Murad Khan; Chapter 16 16.1 The Arabic perfective Text: Legends of'AbdiDede Chapter 17 17.1 Arabic cardinal numbers; Text: A Story of the Sultan's Vizier; Chapter 18 18.1 Arabic ordinal numbers Text: The Asaf-name of Vizier LutfT Pasha; Chapter 19 19.1 Persian numbers; Text: The Conclusion of the Story of Sultan Murad; Text: Sultan Mehmed's Accession to the Throne Chapter 20 20.1 The Arabic imperfective Text: A Description of the Stages of Sultan Suleyman Khan's Iraq Campaign; Vocabulary; Exercise


    Korkut Bugday is an orientalist and speaker of the department of constitutional protection in the Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia. He also lectures at the University of Hamburg. Jerold C. Frakes has published extensively in the fields of medieval German, Latin, Norse, and Yiddish. His is currently Professor of English, SUNY Buffalo.