[Reading] ➻ Dede Korkut Kitâbı Author Anonymous – Golanvideoagency.info
The stories of Dede Korkut are the epic history of the Oghuz Turks, who crossed the steppes of what Rory Stewart called The Land In Between ultimately to settle in Anatolia after several centuries, discarding their shamanist traditions and picking up Islam on the way The original stories tell of battles between heroes and their traditional enemies, the Kipchak Turks, with the enemy changing along the way to Christianized tribal enemies This English version is translated from a written late 16th century version that was actually written down It has tons of footnotes because the subject matter is so unfamiliar to most English readers It s also illustrated with photographs of one Oghuz tribe that has kept its traditional ways into modern times, to help the reader visualize the impact of these tales There isn t a way to reproduce the oral cadences and rhymes of the original, so a system of rhyming prose is used as a suggestion The stories themselves are fascinating, particularly the portraits of traditional women who are sought in marriage because they can best their fiance in riding, archery, and killing One mother leads men to war to recapture the son her husband allowed to be kidnapped If you ve read lots of folk tales, these will often sound familiar There are orphaned babes suckled by animals, fairies who haunt ponds, women who are trapped in human bodies because a man has stolen their animal skin, a one eyed giant tricked by a hero hiding among animals, and trials to win brides Turkic tribes have such a long lineage, it is impossible to tell if they are the source of such tales or if they borrowed them In addition there are purely Turkish components such as the gall bladder as the organ governing fear, that lice can t live on a coward, the rental of teeth at a banquet, fate written on the forehead, and ancestors who are trees If any of this sounds fascinating, you will enjoy this book. A great collection of Turkish myths and folk tales A fairy is raped An ogre is so terrifying that camels piss blood and die at the very sight of his approach Good times Het Boek Van Dede Korkoet Vindt Zijn Oorsprong In Centraal Azi Bij De Turkse Nomadenstam Der Ogoezen De Verzameling Heldenverhalen Staat Te Boek Als Een Literair En Historisch Hoogtepunt Van De Middeleeuwen, In Turkije Geldt Het Als Het Nationale EposIn Vitaal Proza, Afgewisseld Met Kleurrijke Po Zie Verhaalt De Wijze Bard Dede Korkoet Van Even Bizarre Als Onvergetelijke Personages De Dolle Kartsjar, Wiens Onvoorspelbaarheid Slechts In Toom Kan Worden Gehouden Door Een Leger Vlooien De Geweldenaar Kazan, Die Zich Vrolijk Overgeeft Aan Necrofilie Om Aan Gevangenschap Te Ontsnappen Het Eenogige Monster Depeg Z, En De Onvergetelijke Heldin Seldzjan Met De Gele Jurk, Die Vecht Als Een KerelTussen De Beeldende Beschrijvingen Van De Turbulente En Vaak Komische Gebeurtenissen En Personages Door Voelt De Lezer Aanstonds Dat Het Hier Om Universele Thema S Gaat Menselijke Oerervaringen, Liefde Tussen Mannen En Vrouwen En De Verwondering Over De Natuur Het Geheel Ademt De Sfeer Van De Ge Dealiseerde, Sprookjesachtige Herinneringen Aan Een Ver En Hero Sch Verleden En Aan De Strijd Tegen De Christelijke Grieken En Georgi Rs A fascinating collection of stories Maybe a bit too foreign for the average reader, but I would recommend to all who enjoy world literature, epic poetry, or just like to read something different. I m really glad I found this, got it from Scribes book shop with the last of my birthday voucher I love mythology and ancient epics, but I had no idea this one even existed These are the stories of the Oghuz Turks, a Muslim Mongol like culture that were the ancestors of the Ottomans.The most refreshing aspect of these stories are the powerful women The women are just as battle ready as the men, not afraid to stand up for themselves or to rescue their lovers if needed The men are much as you d expect from a warrior culture, and tend to be a little rash and foolish than their female counterparts.I like to think that some of this foolishness was actually meant to be funny Like Uruz s first encounter with the monster Goggle Eye, which seems best rephrased as a role playing scenario Dungeon Master You see a strange object on the ground What do you do Uruz I kick it.DM Every time you kick it, it gets larger What now Uruz I call my friends over to kick it too.DM Uhhokay It keeps growing and eventually explodes Inside is a monstrous child with a single eye What do you do Uruz Easy I adopt it DM You whaokay, you get it home and give it a wet nurse The nurse is instantly drained of blood and dies.Uruz More wet nurses DM Okay, now all the wet nurses are dead What now Uruz Guess I ll send the kid out too play.DM It bit off all the other kids eyes and noses Everyone s mad at you dude.Uruz GeezI guess this isn t working out Let s send the thing on it s way.And that s how Goggle Eye ended up ravaging the country side.I enjoyed the editor s notes, as a little bit of dry humour and personality shines through them Yes, I agree, what did happen to the wonderful Lady Chichek If you are a fan of ancient epics then your collection will not be complete until you ve read this Easily the best and most interesting epic fantasy about the Oghuz Turks. Well, read the first legend and conclude that it won t be worth much to continue.The poetic Topics are always the same, blood a lot of blood , mountains, horses, camels and sheep In a way it reminds me of some biblical texts It s a much monotonous book, with only male heroes head cutter badges And one of the legends the third is a blatant copy of a Greek writing.In conclusion, the reader will have to be very patient and eager to praise the Arab culture Sorry, for my English Good to understand Central Asian tradition and cultures as well , even though the jihad seemed so present. I really enjoyed this collection of 12 Oghuz Turkic epic poems, partly because they are similar to some of the Central Asian and Karakalpak heroic dastans It is a must read for people interested in Turkic and Central Asian literature and culture, especially since so little of it is available in English The epics in this book are even enjoyable stories. An interesting assortment of heroic folktales from Central Asia, the same yet different from the tales Europeans know better The simple stories force me to ask a lot of questions about the influence of Islam, Greek myth, Persian, and nomadic cultures on the storyteller Despite their exaggerated might, all the characters get in over their heads and get bailed out at the last minute by the full force of the Seljuk princes.