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.
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.