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Book of Dede Korkut A Turkish Epic

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ISBN-10: 0292707878

ISBN-13: 9780292707870

Edition: 1972 (Reprint)

Authors: Faruk S�mer, Ahmet E. Uysal, Warren S. Walker, Faruk S�mer

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 7/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Faruk S�mer (19241995) was Professor of History at the University of Ankara, Turkey.