Tadeusz Majda

Tadeusz Majda Turkish Religious Texts in Latin Script from 18th Century South-Eastern Anatolia

Turkish Religious Texts in Latin Script from 18th Century South-Eastern Anatolia

Transcriptions, Translations, and a Study of the Language

Studien zur Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur der Turkvölker 16

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
Hardcover, 238 Seiten
ISBN 9783879974283
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74.00 € 

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The manu­script no 35 of the Manu­script Collec­tion of the John Rylands Library in Manchester contains a Turkish text in Latin script from the Diyar­bakır region dated 1768. The text repres­ents verses from the Gospels and Old Testa­ment, reli­gious teachings and quota­tions. The Turkish-language tran­scrip­tion takes up 32 folios. The author, Father Gery Desiré, remains a mystery. The Archives of the Capucin Friars in Paris do not seem to hold any mention of missionary acti­vi­ties in eastern Anatolia during the 18th century. A comment on folio 11 v of the manu­script suggests that the Turkish-language texts were used by Father Desiré in “con­ver­ting” Arme­nians who spoke Turkish to Catho­li­cism. The present volume consists of the French version by Father Desiré, the Turkish version in Latin script by Father Desiré, the Turkish text in modern tran­scrip­tion, an English trans­la­tion of the Turkish text, and a study of the language of this extra­or­di­nary arte­fact.