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Azadelik Vilayeti: The Sufi World of Rumelia
Azadelik Vilayeti: The Sufi World of Rumelia

Author(s): Amina Šiljak-Jesenković
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: Rumelia; the land of freedom; mystical space; slave of love; state of Love

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, we tried to point out the poets’ territory of freedom in the verses of poets who lived and worked in early Ottoman Rumeli, from 15th to 17th centuries. This territory of freedom was presented through a new doctrine which is the result of an individual experience, i. e. personal cognition. From Yazıcıoğlu brothers – Ahmet Bican and Mehmed Yazıcıoğlu and Hayreti from the region now belonging to Greece, through the works of Albanian poets such as Suzi Çelebi and Taşlıcalı Yahya, to Bosniak poets Sulejman Mezaki and Zekerijja Sukkeri, we notice how Islam, or tasawwuf as a way of spiritual cognition, presents spiritual landmarks of these parts of the Empire.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 60
  • Page Range: 303-310
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English