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By Mehmed Fuad Koprulu

This publication is a translation of 1 of crucial Turkish scholarly works of the twentieth century. It was once the masterpiece of M.F. Koprulu, one in every of Turkey’s major, and so much prolific, intellectuals and students. utilizing a large choice of Arabic, and particularly Turkish and Persian assets, this e-book sheds gentle at the early improvement of Turkish literature and makes an attempt to teach the continuity during this improvement among the Turks and that of Anatolia. Early Mystics in Turkish Literature addresses this subject in the context of alternative matters, together with Sufism, Islam and the genesis of Turkish tradition within the Muslim international.

This is a huge contribution to the research of Turkish literature and is key examining for students of Turkish literature, Islam, Sufism and Turkish history.

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For Köprülü, the plain yet eloquent language in the style of Yenus Emre represents the epitome of Turkish literary taste. Thus Yenus Emre embodied the Turkish “national” genius. Finally, Köprülü describes Yenus Emre’s continuous influence on the development of Turkish literature, his many spiritual successors and literary imitators, his key role in the development of the poetry of the Turkish nefc lodges, especially those of the Bektashcs, and the creation of “Ashıq literature (that of wandering minstrels after the fifteenth century).

3–47} in which he not only critically examined and explained the scholarly methods on which the Western world relied, but also established, based on his personal experience, the scholarly methods that were appropriate to the national structure of Turkish literary history. The ability to use these scholarly methods to their full extent, and the knowledge that he acquired from his personal studies of our popular poets, are conspicuous in, among others, his articles “Ahmed Yesevî ve Çaxatay ve Osmanlı edebiyatları üzerinde te’sirleri,” which was published in Bilgi Mecmuası, 1 (1330/1914), 611– 45, “Türk edebiyatı’nın menze’i” and “Türk edebiyatı’nda âzık tarzının menze’ ve tekâmülü {hakkında bir tecrübe},” both of which appeared in MTM in 2 (1331/ 1915), 5–78, and 1 (1331/1915), 5–46, respectively,3 whose director he became in the same year.

In 1959 he was made an honorary member of the American Historical Society. Between September 1958 and July 1959, he was a visiting professor at Harvard. In 1964 he was made a corresponding member of the School of Oriental and African xxx TRANSLATORS’ INTRODUCTION Studies at the University of London. Indeed, he never really ceased pursuing his scholarly interests. Toward the end of his life, he worked with F. A. Tansel on updating some of his earlier publications, including the one presented here.

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