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Spiritual Vernacular of the Early Ottoman Frontier - The Yaz?c?o?lu Family

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Explores early Ottoman popular piety through the lens of the Yazıcıoğlu brothers What are the origins of Ottoman Islam in the 15th century? From what soil did it grow, and what nourished its development? This study follows the lives and ideas of the Yazıcıoğlu brothers Mehmed Yazıcıoğlu and Ahmed Bican, Sufis of the frontier city of Gelibolu and authors of the most popular religious writings in Ottoman Turkish. It places the Yazıcıoğlus' durable religious vision within their dynamic historical moment on the contested Ottoman borderlands. Examining how these non-elite writers deployed their own intellectual resources, it considers how they approached the religious sciences of the wider Islamic world, and how they created a religious synthesis appropriate for their own community, the growing Turcophone Muslim population of the Balkans and Anatolia. Key Features - The first book-length study in English on the Yazıcıoğlu brothers, among the most popular vernacular religious writers and thinkers of the early Ottoman period - Reconstructs the Yazıcıoğlus' biographies, assesses the heritage of their language and ideas and analyses the ways these were adapted to their distinct setting - Argues that Ottoman popular orthodoxy emerged as a synthesis of a cosmopolitan Islamic canon to address the needs of Turcophone Muslims of the Ottoman lands - Contributes to the study of non-elite intellectual life of Ottoman Muslims at the dawn of an imperial age Carlos Grenier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University.

About the author

Carlos Grenier is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University. He has published an article in Turcica.

Product details

Authors Carlos Grenier
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.07.2021
EAN 9781474462273
ISBN 978-1-4744-6227-3
No. of pages 256
Series Edinburgh Studies on the Ottom
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > Other religions
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Biographies, autobiographies

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