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Book The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Book of Dede Korkut written by Faruk Sümer and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2013-08-26 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Book of Dede Korkut has been called the Iliad of the Turks . . . An excellent translation in English . . . Smooth, highly readable, enlightening.” —Books Abroad One of the oldest surviving pieces of Turkish literature, The Book of Dede Korkut can be traced to tenth-century origins. Now considered the national epic of Turkey, it is the heritage of the ancient Oghuz Turks and was composed as they migrated westward from their homeland in Central Asia to the Middle East, eventually to settle in Anatolia. Who its primary creator was no one knows, the titular bard, Dede Korkut, being more a symbol of Turkish minstrelsy than a verifiable author. The songs and tales of countless minstrels lay behind The Book of Dede Korkut, and in its oral form the epic was undoubtedly subject to frequent improvisation by individual performers. Partly in prose, partly in verse, these legends were sung or chanted in the courts and camps of political and military leaders. Even after they had been recorded in written form, they remained part of an oral tradition. The present edition is the first complete text in English. The translators provide an excellent introduction to the language and background of the legends as well as a history of Dede Korkut scholarship. These outstanding tales will be of interest to all students of world mythology and folklore. “A masterwork of [tenth-century] Turkish literature—and perhaps as one of the world’s most impressive national epics . . . with its action-packed narrative in prose and verse, [it] unfurls a fascinating panorama of Turkish tribal and feudal life—warfare, hunts, festivities, plunders, preternatural phenomena, heroics and love.” —Middle East Journal

Book The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Book of Dede Korkut written by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2011-11-03 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book of Dede Korkut is a collection of twelve stories set in the heroic age of the Oghuz Turks, a nomadic tribe who had journeyed westwards through Central Asia from the ninth century onwards. The stories are peopled by characters as bizarre as they are unforgettable: Crazy Karchar, whose unpredictability requires an army of fleas to manage it; Kazan, who cheerfully pretends to necrophilia in order to escape from prison; the monster Goggle-eye; and the heroine Chichek, who shoots, races on horseback and wrestles her lover. Geoffrey Lewis's classic translation retains the odd and oddly appealing style of the stories, with their mixture of the colloquial, the poetic and the dignified, and magnificently conveys the way in which they bring to life a wild society and its inhabitants. This edition also includes an introduction, a map and explanatory notes.

Book The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Book of Dede Korkut written by Faruk Sümer and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 1972-11 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the oldest surviving pieces of Turkish literature, The Book of Dede Korkut can be traced to tenth-century origins. Now considered the national epic of Turkey, it is the heritage of the ancient Oghuz Turks and was composed as they migrated westward from their homeland in Central Asia to the Middle East, eventually to settle in Anatolia. Who its primary creator was no one knows, the titular bard, Dede Korkut, being more a symbol of Turkish minstrelsy than a verifiable author. The songs and tales of countless minstrels lay behind The Book of Dede Korkut, and in its oral form the epic was undoubtedly subject to frequent improvisation by individual performers. Partly in prose, partly in verse, these legends were sung or chanted in the courts and camps of political and military leaders. Even after they had been recorded in written form, they remained part of an oral tradition. The present edition is the first complete text in English. The translators provide an excellent introduction to the language and background of the legends as well as a history of Dede Korkut scholarship. These outstanding tales will be of interest to all students of world mythology and folklore.

Book The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Book of Dede Korkut written by and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Book of Dede Korkut written by Faruk Sümer and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Stories of

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dede Korkut
  • Publisher : Tdv Press
  • Release : 2016-01-29
  • ISBN : 9786058375512
  • Pages : 98 pages

Download or read book The Stories of written by Dede Korkut and published by Tdv Press. This book was released on 2016-01-29 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stories of Dede Korkut are one of the most important values of Turkish world. The geographic settings of the stories are not specific. However, from what is understood, it is estimated to have taken place around northeast Anatolia and Azerbaijan. The stories in this book are during the 9th and 11th centuries. Throughout history, the stories Dede Korkut were told, thus passed orally from generation to generation. These stories were either written down in the 15th century or the 16th century. Dede Korkut tales tells us of the Oghuz Turks' life styles, family life and struggles.

Book The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Book of Dede Korkut written by and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Features an excerpt of "The Book of Dede Korkut," a Turkish literary work compiled c. 13th century. Notes that it is translated by Geoffrey Lewis and presented online by Sibel Adali. Details the capture and rescue of Uruz.

Book The Poetics of  The Book of Dede Korkut

Download or read book The Poetics of The Book of Dede Korkut written by Kamil Veli Nerimanoğlu and published by Ataturk Culture Center Publications. This book was released on 1999 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Azerbaijani poetry; history and criticism.

Book Selected Stories of Dede Korkut

Download or read book Selected Stories of Dede Korkut written by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Geschichten Von Dede Korkut

Download or read book Geschichten Von Dede Korkut written by Dede Korkut and published by Turk Dunyasi Vakfi. This book was released on 2016-01-29 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die Geschichten von Dede Korkut gehOren zu den wichtigsten gemeinsamen SchAtzen der tUrkischen Welt. Der genaue Schauplatz der Geschichten ist zwar unbekannt, ErzAhlungen im Buch lassen jedoch darauf schlieen, dass sich die Handlung im Gebiet von Nordostanatolien und Aserbaidschan vollzieht. Die Geschichten im Buch sind zwischen dem 9. und 11. Jahrhundert einzuordnen. Die ErzAhlungen aus dem Werk Dede Korkut wurden seit jeher von Generation zu Generation mUndlich Uberliefert. Im 15. oder 16. Jahrhundert wurden diese Geschichten schriftlich aufgezeichnet. In den Dede Korkut-Geschichten werden die traditionelle Lebensweise, Familienstruktur und KAmpfe der OghusInnen erzAhlt.

Book Dede Korkut kitab

Download or read book Dede Korkut kitab written by Muharrem Ergin and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Villains and Heroes  or Villains as Heroes  Essays on the Relationship between Villainy and Evil

Download or read book Villains and Heroes or Villains as Heroes Essays on the Relationship between Villainy and Evil written by Luke Seaber and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What constitutes a villain? How does villainy differ from evil? Do villains created for children's fiction differ from those created for adults? The villains considered in this volume come from an eclectic range of sources - from comic books to film and from novels to television serials - and a broad selection of times and places. Villains continue to raise troubling questions about the role of narrative in both fiction and real life.

Book Teaching World Epics

Download or read book Teaching World Epics written by Jo Ann Cavallo and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2023-07-27 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cultures across the globe have embraced epics: stories of memorable deeds by heroic characters whose actions have significant consequences for their lives and their communities. Incorporating narrative elements also found in sacred history, chronicle, saga, legend, romance, myth, folklore, and the novel, epics throughout history have both animated the imagination and encouraged reflection on what it means to be human. Teaching World Epics addresses ancient and more recent epic works from Africa, Europe, Mesoamerica, and East, Central, and South Asia that are available in English translations. Useful to instructors of literature, peace and conflict studies, transnational studies, women's studies, and religious studies, the essays in this volume focus on epics in sociopolitical and cultural contexts, on the adaptation and reception of epic works, and on themes that are especially relevant today, such as gender dynamics and politics, national identity, colonialism and imperialism, violence, and war. This volume includes discussion of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, Giulia Bigolina's Urania, The Book of Dede Korkut, Luís Vaz de Camões's Os Lusíadas, David of Sassoun, The Epic of Askia Mohammed, The Epic of Gilgamesh, the epic of Sun-Jata, Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga's La Araucana, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Kalevala, Kebra Nagast, Kudrun, The Legend of Poṉṉivaḷa Nadu, the Mahabharata, Manas, John Milton's Paradise Lost, Mwindo, the Nibelungenlied, Poema de mio Cid, Popol Wuj, the Ramayana, the Shahnameh, Sirat Bani Hilal, Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Statius's Thebaid, The Tale of the Heike, Three Kingdoms, Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá's Historia de la Nueva México, and Virgil's Aeneid.

Book Animal and Shaman

    Book Details:
  • Author : Julian Baldick
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2012-10-22
  • ISBN : 0814771653
  • Pages : 221 pages

Download or read book Animal and Shaman written by Julian Baldick and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2012-10-22 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Animal and Shaman, a comparative study of the indigenous pre-Christian and pre-Muslim religions of Central Asia, describes a common inheritance among the beliefs of the various peoples who have lived in Central Asia or have migrated from there: Scythians, Huns, Mongols, Manchus, Finns and Hungarians." "Shamans - holy men and healers among the pagan faiths - relied heavily on animal sacrifices to create spiritual purity and to nourish the soul and, as a result, animals and spirituality were locked in a mutually dependent embrace. Julian Baldick demonstrates that in pagan times there were remarkable common features in the forms of worship and spiritual expression and that these similarities were largely based on the roles of animals in the different cultures of Central Asia. He shows that these have not only survived in the myths and legends of the region but have also found their way into the mythologies of the West." "This analysis will be of importance to historians as well as to cultural and social anthropologists."--Jacket.

Book The Turkish Muse

    Book Details:
  • Author : Talat S. Halman
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2006-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780815630685
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book The Turkish Muse written by Talat S. Halman and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2006-06-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Turkish Muse: Views and Reviews, 1960s-1990s, collects Talat S. Halman’s book reviews written in English and, read chronologically, provides a unique perspective on the development of Turkish literature and criticism during the formative and later years of the Turkish Republic. The new genres adopted from Europe and, to a lesser extent, from the United States include the novel, the short story, the stage play, and the essay. The reviews collected in this volume reflect the way in which these genres developed and matured within their new milieu of Turkish letters. Establishing each book in its literary, social, and cultural Turkish context, Halman then addresses the work’s more international or universal importance. Written over a period of four decades, these reviews illuminate the careers of many writers from their early work to their rise as leading Turkish poets, novelists, and dramatists—Ilhan Berk, Melih Cevdet Anday, Güngör Dilmen, Fazil Husnu Daglarca, and Yasar Kemal, to name just a few. More recent reviews discuss the work of such important figures as Hilmi Yavuz and Orhan Pamuk.

Book Dede Korkut K    tab

Download or read book Dede Korkut K tab written by Muharrem Ergin and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mythology in the Middle Ages

Download or read book Mythology in the Middle Ages written by Christopher R. Fee and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-01-20 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Placing heroes from a wide range of medieval traditions shoulder to shoulder, this title provides the opportunity to examine what is common across medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions, as well as what seems unique. Myths of gods, legends of battles, and folktales of magic abound in the heroic narratives of the Middle Ages. Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might describes how Medieval heroes were developed from a variety of source materials: Early pagan gods become euhemerized through a Christian lens, and an older epic heroic sensibility was exchanged for a Christian typological and figural representation of saints. Most startlingly, the faces of Christian martyrs were refracted through a heroic lens in the battles between Christian standard-bearers and their opponents, who were at times explicitly described in demonic terms. The book treats readers to a fantastic adventure as author Christopher R. Fee guides them on the trail of some of the greatest heroes of medieval literature. Discussing the meanings of medieval mythology, legend, and folklore through a wide variety of fantastic episodes, themes, and motifs, the journey takes readers across centuries and through the mythic, legendary, and folkloric imaginations of different peoples. Coverage ranges from the Atlantic and Baltic coasts of Europe, south into the Holy Roman Empire, west through the Iberian peninsula, and into North Africa. From there, it is east to Byzantium, Russia, and even the far reaches of Persia.