Edebiyat-ı Cedide
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Edebiyat-ı Cedide (Edebiyyāt-ı Cedīde, “New Literature”) is one of two names given to a movement in Turkish literature that flourished briefly but intensely in Istanbul in the years 1313–9/1896–1901. The name that became more widely used is that of the journal which, during the years in question, became the organ of the movement, Servet-i Fünun (Thervet-i Fünūn, “Wealth of Sciences”). The term edebiyat-ı cedide had already been in more general use since the 1870s to designate European-inspired Ottoman literature as opposed to works written within the traditional parameters.

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Kerslake, Celia, “Edebiyat-ı Cedide”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27787>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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