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Arts: Poets and Poetry: Ottoman Empire
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Ottoman poetry enjoyed courtly patronage from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries, and was one of the most prestigious, creative, and influential cultural endeavors of the Ottoman Turks. Although there was much about this literary production that was original and unique, it was also an art form that was predominantly defined according to Persian classical poetic models and poets working in the genre adopted heavily or intertextualized from Persian poetic vocabulary and imagery. It wa…

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Silay, Kemal, “Arts: Poets and Poetry: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0293g>
First published online: 2009



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