An overview of Mehmet Akif Ersoy's ideal generation in Âsım

Firuzi Mortaza: An overview of Mehmet Akif Ersoy's ideal generation in Âsım. In: Mediterrán tanulmányok, (30). pp. 35-43. (2020)

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There were four various leading ideas among the Ottoman intellectuals in the late Ottoman Empire: Ottomanism, Islamism, Turkism, and Westernism. As one of the intellectuals, Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873–1936) emphasized on Islamism and rejected the other ideas based on his experience and thoughts. Hence, in light of his Islamist idea, he created his notable masterpiece Âsım in the sixth volume of Safâhat. It is written based on narrative and dialogue among four people including Hocazâde, Köse İmâm, Emin and Âsım in the Ottoman language. Mehmet Akif Ersoy tried to create an ideal generation and a model for the Ottoman’s people based on the primary sources of Islam which could be applied in the modern world as well. Although the work was written almost a century ago, it has still been considered as an inspiring story among some Turks. This paper attempts to investigate Âsım epos as a one of masterpieces of Mehmet Akif Ersoy in terms of the main characteristics of the ideal generation which was expected to be a model for the future generation of Turks.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Mediterrán tanulmányok
Date: 2020
Volume: 30
ISSN: 0238-8308
Page Range: pp. 35-43
Language: English
Ersoy Mehmed Âkif
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Török irodalom - vers, Oszmán-török irodalom - költészet - 19-20. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 42-43. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature
Date Deposited: 2021. Feb. 24. 09:01
Last Modified: 2023. Mar. 27. 14:23

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