The Book of Dede Korkut

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Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292758340
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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.

The Book of Dede Korkut

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024196086X
Format: PDF
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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.

Oral Epics of Central Asia

Author: Nora K. Chadwick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521148283
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This book examines the oral literature of the nomadic Turkic peoples.

The Stories of

Author: Dede Korkut
Publisher: Tdv Press
ISBN: 9786058375512
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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.

Central Asia Reader The Rediscovery of History

Author: H.B. Paksoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315485036
Format: PDF, ePub
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An anthology, translated from original languages and annotated, which documents the rediscovery of history and aims to establish foundations for current political action and cultural revival in the Turkic regions of the former Soviet Union.

Turkic Mythology Yakut Mythology Book of Dede Korkut Zilant Tengri Alpamysh Huma Bird Oghuz Khan Mankurt Tengriism Asena Umay

Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156876244
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 17. Chapters: Yakut mythology, Book of Dede Korkut, Zilant, Tengri, Alpamysh, Huma bird, Oghuz Khan, Mankurt, Tengriism, Asena, Umay, t ken, Bai-Ulgan, Erlik, Chuvash dragon, Yekyua, Alp Er Tunga, Pitsen, r le, Abaasy, Ajysyt, K'daai, Yilbeg n, Yer-sub, Tulpar, Yuxa, Ukulan-tojon, ek, b d, Xaya Iccita, Kuara, Chesma, Arsan Duolai, Yina'mna'ut and Yina'mtilan, Baj Bajania, Ai Toyon. Excerpt: The Book of Dede Korkut, also spelled as Dada Gorgud, Dede Qorqut or Korkut-ata (Turkish: Dede Korkut, Azerbaijani: , Persian: , Russian: ), is the most famous epic stories of the Oghuz Turks (also known as Turkmens or Turcomans) The stories carry morals and values significant to the social lifestyle of the nomadic Turks and their pre-Islamic beliefs. The book's mythic narrative is part of the cultural heritage of Turkic states some of those are Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, as well as to a lesser degree Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.. A series of epics orally told and transferred over the generations before published as a book. There are numerous versions collected of the stories; once were natural verses since Turkish is an agglutinative language, they gradually transformed into combinations of verse and prose as the Islamic elements emerge by the time. Various dates have been proposed for the first written copies.Geoffery Lewis dates it fairly early in the 15th century with an older substratum of these oral traditions dating to conflicts between the ancient Oghuz and their Turkish rivals in Central Asia (the Pecheneks and the Kipchaks). However, according to him, this substratum has been clothed in references to the 14th-century campaigns of the Akkoyunlu Confederation. Cemal Kafadar mentions that it was no earlier than the 15th century based on the fact that the author is buttering up both the Akkoyunlu and Ottoman ruler. Stanfor...

Magnificent Animals

Author: Hayrullah Kaya
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142621815X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intricate and soothing, this elegant colouring book for adults invites creative people of all ages to dive into the colourful and complex world of animals, using the power of their own imaginations. With 50 intricate black and white illustrations, printed on perforated pages that will render them collectible, users will colour and embellish the detailed wings of a dragonfly, and the intricate patterns of zebras. Armed with artist's tools, they will explore the majesty of the world's wild animals. Fans of National Geographic and newcomers to the colouring world alike will welcome this creative and relaxing journey into our natural world.

Between Two Worlds

Author: Cemal Kafadar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206007
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cemal Kafadar offers a much more subtle and complex interpretation of the early Ottoman period than that provided by other historians. His careful analysis of medieval as well as modern historiography from the perspective of a cultural historian demonstrates how ethnic, tribal, linguistic, religious, and political affiliations were all at play in the struggle for power in Anatolia and the Balkans during the late Middle Ages. This highly original look at the rise of the Ottoman empire--the longest-lived political entity in human history--shows the transformation of a tiny frontier enterprise into a centralized imperial state that saw itself as both leader of the world's Muslims and heir to the Eastern Roman Empire.

A Millennium of Turkish Literature

Author: Talât Sait Halman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815650744
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A Millennium of Turkish Literature tells the story of how literature evolved and grew in stature on the Turkish mainland over the course of a thousand years. The book features numerous poems and extracts, most in fluid translations by Halman. This volume provides a concise, but captivating, introduction to Turkish literature and, with selections from its extensive "Further Reading" section, serves as an invaluable guide to Turkish literature for course adoption.