The Book of Dede Korkut

Author: Faruk Sümer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292707878
Format: PDF
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Russian Folk Lyrics

Author: Roberta Reeder
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780253346230
Format: PDF
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Considers the Russian folk lyric in the social and historical context in which it was produced. This work presents the customs of Russian peasant life expressed through the ritual of song. In addition to the editor's notes to the text and songs, it supplies a bibliography of Propp's sources as well as a selected bibliography.

Book of Dede Korkut

Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
ISBN: 9785510947489
Format: PDF, ePub
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Book of Dede Korkut, also spelled as Dada Gorgud, Dede Qorqut or Korkut-ata (Turkish: Dede Korkut, Azerbaijani: Kitabi D d Qorqud,, Persian:, Russian: Kniga moego deda Korkuta, Turkmen: Gorkut-ata), 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..

Between Two Worlds

Author: Cemal Kafadar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: Talat Halman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815650744
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

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...

A Trade Like Any Other

Author: Karin van Nieuwkerk
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292787230
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Egypt, singing and dancing are considered essential on happy occasions. Professional entertainers often perform at weddings and other celebrations, and a host family’s prestige rises with the number, expense, and fame of the entertainers they hire. Paradoxically, however, the entertainers themselves are often viewed as disreputable people and are accorded little prestige in Egyptian society. This paradox forms the starting point of Karin van Nieuwkerk’s look at the Egyptian entertainment trade. She explores the lives of female performers and the reasons why work they regard as "a trade like any other" is considered disreputable in Egyptian society. In particular, she demonstrates that while male entertainers are often viewed as simply "making a living," female performers are almost always considered bad, seductive women engaged in dishonorable conduct. She traces this perception to the social definition of the female body as always and only sexual and enticing—a perception that stigmatizes women entertainers even as it simultaneously offers them a means of livelihood. Drawn from extensive fieldwork and enriched with the life stories of entertainers and nightclub performers, this is the first ethnography of female singers and dancers in present-day Egypt. It will be of interest to a wide audience in anthropology, women’s studies, and Middle Eastern culture, as well as anyone who enjoys belly dancing.