A biographical handbook in dictionary format - biographies, short critiques of major works and translations of passages of poetry, followed by a bibliography of the author's chief works. Any works translated into the languages of Western Europe before ca. 1980 are included. This reference work is aimed at the non-specialist in Turcology or Near Eastern literature who is seeking information which, till now, has only been obtainable in highly specialized articles and critical volumes usable only by those proficient in Ottoman Turkish, Arabic and Persian.
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Subtítulo: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF SIGNIFICANT FIGURE