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Kindred Voices: A Literary History of Medieval Anatolia

Michael Pifer


By the mid-thirteenth century, Anatolia had become a region of stunning cultural diversity, home not only to Armenians and Greeks but also to Persians, Turks, Arabs, Mongols, Jews, and others. Kindred Voices explores how the Muslim and Christian poets of Anatolia grappled with the multilingual and multireligious worlds they inhabited, attempting to impart resonant forms of religious instruction to their intermingled communities. This unique, under-studied convergence produced fresh poetic styles and sensibilities, native to no single people or language, that enabled the period’s literature to ... More

Keywords: Poetry, Middle Armenian, Anatolian Turkish, Persian, Literary History, Multilingualism, Islam, Christianity, Translation, Adaptation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300250398
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300250398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Pifer, author
University of Michigan