By B Deniz, Dr Çalış-Kural
Şehrengiz is an Ottoman style of poetry written in honor of assorted towns and provincial cities of the Ottoman Empire from the early 16th century to the early eighteenth century. This booklet examines the city tradition of Ottoman Istanbul via Şehrengiz, because the Ottoman house tradition and traditions were formed via a relentless fight among conflicting teams practising political and spiritual attitudes at odds. via analyzing actual and imaginary gardens, landscapes and concrete areas and linked ritualized traditions, the publication questions the formation of Ottoman area tradition with regards to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islamic practices and imperial politics.
The learn proposes that Şehrengiz used to be a subtext for mystery rituals, played in urban areas, sporting dissident beliefs of Melâmî mysticism; following after the beliefs of the 13th century Sufi thinker Ibn al-‘Arabî who proposed a idea of 'creative mind's eye' and a three-tiered definition of house, the perfect, the genuine and the middleman (barzakh). In those rituals, marginal teams of guilds emphasised the autonomy of person self, and recommended a unique proposition that town shall turn into an middleman area for reconciling the orthodox and heterodox worlds.
In the early eighteenth century, liminal expressions of those marginal teams gave upward push to new city rituals, this time followed through the Ottoman courtroom society and by way of prosperous urban dwellers and expressed within the poetry of Nedîm. the writer lines how a practice that had its roots within the early 16th century as a marginal protest flow advanced till the early eighteenth century as a stream of city area reform.
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Şehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul by B Deniz, Dr Çalış-Kural