Copies of the Poem Siret Written by Muhammad in the XVth Century-I


Esir H. A.

SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS, vol.41, pp.63-88, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-88

Abstract

"Siret", more commonly called "siyer", is the general name of the works on the life of the Prophet. At first, the word "siret", which was used for such works, was commonly used as "siyer". "Siret / siyer", whose first examples were in Arabic literature, begins to be seen in Turkish literature in XIVth century. First known in Turkish literature is Siretuzn-nebi, written in verse and prose by Darir in the second half of the XIVth century. The first example of what is known today is the Siret, which is a subject written by an author named Muhammed in the XVth century. The work is around 15,500 couplets. The fact that there are many archaic words in the book makes it important for Turkish language and literature. From the beginning of 872[1467] when Siret was written, many copies and stone print have been made. This shows that it has been loved and read a lot. However, none of the sixty-nine copies identified yielded the work of Muhammad's style. It is seen that some copiers and stone printers of Siret put their names by removing the name of the author. It is understood that a change of this kind is due to the desire to own the work. In this article, the copies of Siret will be introduced in Turkey and abroad. The evaluation of the studies and copies will be the subject of the next article.