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History of The Turks

Vernon J. Parry

ISBN 10: 9758813005 / ISBN 13: 9789758813001
Editorial: Economic & Social History Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul, 2003
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RICHARD KNOLLES' HISTORY OF THE TURKS. V. J. Parry. Edited by Salih Ozbaran. The Economic and Social Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul. 2003 First Edition ISBN9758813005 152pp Hardback This copy is in mint unread condition in black buckram covered boards with gilt titling to the spine The manuscript of this Phd thesis was discovered among the papers of the late Vernon Parry (1915-1974) by his family after his wife died. It has been edited by Parry's one time student Salih Ozbaran. This copy is from the library of Ms Vicky MacKenzie, sister in law to V.J. Parry who was responsible for discovering the manuscript thus ensuring the eventual publication. Richard Knolles (late 1540s-1610) was born in Northamptonshire. He received both his BA and his MA from Lincoln College, Oxford in 1565 and 1570 respectively. Shortly after receiving his MA Knolles left Oxford to become Master of the Free School at Sandwich in Kent, a school that had been founded by Sir Roger Manwood (1525-92), the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. The Manwoods, both Richard and his son Peter, seem to have provided patronage for Knolles from the 1570s onwards. Indeed, Knolles dedicated his translation of Jean Bodin’s De Republica to Peter Manwood, published in London as The Six Bookes of a Commonweale (1606). While Knolles would translate Camden’s Brittania into English, the work was never printed. The surviving manuscript remains at the British Library. When exactly Knolles began work on his most ambitious scholarly achievement The Historie of the Turkes is difficult to ascertain. The first folio edition appeared in 1603. James VI of Scotland became James I of England in March of that year following the death of Elizabeth I. Knolles took adavntage of the dynastic transition by dedicating the work to "the High and Mightie Prince James". Knolles’ Historie is based heavily on a range of sixteenth-century printed chronicles and reports. It is, therefore, essentially a synthesis of other works, but a carefully crafted synthesis produced in English. Nothing of this scale and detail had appeared before, in English, on the Ottomans, and it would be another fifty years before a subsequent work in English would become the authority on the subject. Despite this fact, both Samuel Jonson and Lord Byron turned to Knolles centuries later, and both alluded to the richness of his prose style. William Shakespeare, moreover, likely used Knolles’ work (and possibly an earlier manuscript version) as a source for his Othello Ref FF6 Size: 152pp. N° de ref. de la librería 010771

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Título: History of The Turks

Editorial: Economic & Social History Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Mint

Edición: First Edition.

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In the 1950 os, SOAS Ottoman historian V.J. Parry, best known for his work on Ottoman weapons and explosives technologys, embarked on a doctoral disstertation which was to be an evaluation and presentation of Richard Knolles' famous Generall Historie of the Turkes (1603). Yet Parry's manuscript, a fundamental companion to that early text, remained undiscovered until his death.Embellished with numeros anecdotes illurating the ruthlessnoess and exotic splendor of this Eastern people. Turkish critic Orhan Burian notes that Knolles' Generall Historie is "one of the earliest histories to be written in the English language," and has been praised as "a monument of Elizabethan prose by several dizcerning judges," including Samuel Johnson and Lord Byron. Byron admitted that the work "had much influence" on his future wishes to visit the Levant, and "gave perhaps the Oriental coloring" observed in his poetry According to V.J. Pary, "if we look forward from 1603, we shall encounter, on this subject, no monument of historical writing whisch can vie with Knolles, until we reach the famous Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches of von Hammer, well over two hundred years more recent in date. In the narrower field of English historical literature. Knolles remains without atrue rival, for his book is still, despite its limitations, the most exhaustive that we have, a vast repository of much that we prize most higly amongst the sources fot the rise and full resplendence of the Ottoman might."After waiting nearly half a century until after his death, and although incomplete, Parry's Richard Knolles' History of the earlistTurks has now been edited by historian Salih Özbaran, thus offering us Parry's insights into this unique document on Ottoman life and history.

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