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The Routledge Introduction to Literary Ottoman (Anglais) Broché – 21 avril 2009
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Présentation de l'éditeur
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.
Biographie de l'auteur
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.
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The thing you'll need the most when reading this book, is an interest for the language, and a will to devoute a bit of time and effort to read and study it.
All In all, I'm a very pleased customer.
The grammar sections are a bit skimpy. Some readers may feel like there should be more explanation. I think the explanations are good enough as they are, but a bit of background in Modern Turkish may help. Even a little Arabic might help (not as much as the Modern Turkish, but there are Arabic and Persian influences present in Ottoman).
A background in Arabic could really pay off in the alphabet section. As that section is a bit skimpy as well. There's still enough to learn it as it is. But you don't really understand how to write the Arabic-Ottoman alphabet for note taking, for example.
Overall I find this textbook just right. It is an excellent introduction to Ottoman Turkish, and a much needed publication in the field.
1. Reading passages are inadequate. Passages are short: mostly half a page of printed text in naskh script. The texts are from a limited number of sources, hardly reflecting the complexity of Ottoman writing, but it also does not go into depth on certain kind of text.
2. The book only focuses on printed texts in Naskh style. Ottomanists mostly deal with printed Naskh, Rika and manuscripts. Printed Rika requires some time to get use to, let alone handwriting of manuscript. Styles other than Rika are not represented in the book.
For those who know German "Osmanisch-Turkische Chrystomathie" can be a wonderful source after this book.