Almanca Tuhfe/Deutsches Geschenk (1916): The Only Versified Turkish-German Dictionary

Almanca Tuhfe/Deutsches Geschenk (1916): The Only Versified Turkish-German Dictionary

with an Introduction on Versified Dictionaries as Coursebooks

Güler Dogan Averbek, Harald Bichlmeier

$60.95

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Poetic books have been used for centuries in the tradition of Islamic education. Namely, it benefits from the quality rhymed and metered texts have of easily being remembered, aiming for students to easily acquire information using texts of this type, as well as for the information to permanently stay in the student’s memory. The area covered by the versified dictionaries that had begun being written for children whose native language was not Arabic for the purpose of better understanding the Qur’an, the sacred book of Islam, expanded over time, and versified dictionaries were written in various languages for various reasons. The work presented in this study for the fi rst time to the scientific world through an academic perspective is Almanca Tuhfe/Deutsches Geschenk (The Gift of German), which was published in Istanbul in 1916.


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Güler Dogan Averbek:

Güler Dog˘an Averbek graduated from Bog˘aziçi University. She holds an MA from Bog˘aziçi University and a PhD from Marmara University. She has conducted research, particularly in the area of Turkish classical literature. Between 2000 and 2013, she worked as a researcher at the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (OIC-IRCICA). Now she is a faculty member at Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Harald Bichlmeier studied at the universities at Würzburg and Prague, got his Dr.phil. from the University of Würzburg and his habilitation from the University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 1998, he has held positions in several university departments and worked in various projects at academies and universities. Since 2009, he has been the co-author of the Etymological Dictionary of Old High German (Saxonian Academy of Sciences).

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Güler Dog˘an Averbek graduated from Bog˘aziçi University. She holds an MA from Bog˘aziçi University and a PhD from Marmara University. She has conducted research, particularly in the area of Turkish classical literature. Between 2000 and 2013, she worked as a researcher at the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (OIC-IRCICA). Now she is a faculty member at Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Harald Bichlmeier studied at the universities at Würzburg and Prague, got his Dr.phil. from the University of Würzburg and his habilitation from the University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 1998, he has held positions in several university departments and worked in various projects at academies and universities. Since 2009, he has been the co-author of the Etymological Dictionary of Old High German (Saxonian Academy of Sciences).

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