Rana von Mende-Altayli (ed.)

Rana von Mende-Altayli (ed.) Fatima Aliyye / Mahmud Esad: Ta'addüd-i Zevcat Zeyl

Fatima Aliyye / Mahmud Esad: Ta'addüd-i Zevcat Zeyl

Continuation of the Debate on Polygamy

Studien zur Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur der Turkvölker 9

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
Hardcover, Facsimiles, 177 Seiten
ISBN 9783879973767

A Modern Turkish Version, Tran­scrip­tion and Facsi­mile. With an intro­duc­tion by Rana v. Mende-Altayli.
One of the most important, earliest and most thorough discus­sions on the sense or nonsense of poly­ga­mous practice involved the pioneer of Ottoman femi­nism, Fatma Aliye (1862-1936) and the tradi­tio­na­list and jurist, Mahmut Esat (1855-1918). Their views were published in a three-chapter book entitled Ta’addüd-i Zevcat Zeyl (Conti­nua­tion [of the Debate] on Poly­gamy) in 1316/1898-99 in Istanbul. The first chapter contains Fatma Aliye’s critical reac­tion to some arti­cles by Mahmut Esat, which he had published in the news­paper Ma’lumat. The second chapter is Mahmut Esat’s answer to Fatma Aliye’s views and ques­tions concer­ning poly­gamy, and the third contains his reac­tion to Ismail Gaspi­rali’s (1851-1914) attack on poly­gamy.
Ta’addüd-i Zevcat Zeyl is also a reac­tion to the image of the oriental woman, predo­mi­nant in the West, and it fights the Western notion that the Otto­mans were poly­ga­mous and that Islam was respon­sible for this.
Ta’addüd-i Zevcat Zeyl is a pole­mical work, written as a dialogue. The edition presented here consists of a modern Turkish rendi­tion of the Ta’addüd-i Zevcat Zeyl, a tran­scrip­tion of the original, and a facsi­mile of the work. Prob­lems of Ottoman syntax and grammar have been resolved in a way designed to make the text better under­stood in modern Turkish.