Marjumak Ahmad

Summary

Marjumak Ahmad was one of the most important Ottoman writers of the 15th century.[1]

Life

There is little to no information about the life of Marjumak Ahmad. His father's name was İlyas. It is unknown when and where he was born.[2]

Poetry

He became well known among the empire when he translated Qabus-Nama to Turkish from Persian with the direct order of Ottoman sultan Murad II. The translation was made in 1432, therefore he must have died after the year 1432. Ahmad's translation of Qabus-Nama was the 5th and last translation of the book to the Turkish language, and it's the most famous one. The plain, understandable Turkish he used in his translation is effective in his work to reach this day. Ahmad mentions that his father's name was İlyas in the foreword of his translation.[3][4][5][6]

References

Citations

  1. ^ Okulu, Gönderen Edebiyat. "Mercimek Ahmet". Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  2. ^ "Mercimek Ahmet kimdir?". www.biyografi.info. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  3. ^ "Mercimek Ahmet Kimdir?Hayatı,Edebi Kişiliği,Eserleri". www.turkedebiyati.org. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  4. ^ Sözlüğü, Türk Edebiyatı İsimler. "MERCİMEK AHMED". teis.yesevi.edu.tr. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  5. ^ Özkırımlı, Atilla. Türk Edebiyatı Ansiklopedisi Cilt 3. İstanbul: Cem Yayınevi. p. 701.
  6. ^ Korkmaz, Zeynep (1966). “Kâbûs-nâme ve Marzuban-nâme Çevirileri Kimindir?”. TDAY Belleten p. 266-278

Sources

  • Akşin, Sina. Türkiye Tarihi 2.
  • "Mercimek Ahmet, Mercimek Ahmet kimdir hayatı eserleri kişiliği hakkında bilgi | EdebiyatFakultesi.Com" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-30.