NEVAYI'S COSMOS VISION I: HEAVEN
NEVAYİ'NİN EVREN TASAVVURU I: GÖK

Author : Serap ALPER
Number of pages : 196-206

Abstract

Cosmos have been a mystery to mankind since the earliest times as known. The facts which are obvious to us today by the means of scientific developments, seen mysterious phenomena in ancient times. The simplest events of daily life have been explained like associated with secrets of cosmos. Various theories had put forward about the first reason of existence and how it happen, and this problem which have been indicating the presence in mythological narratives, have survived in the form of motifs in the epos, stories and folktales up to now. Turkic thought about cosmogony which based on dichotomic system, heaven and earth as opposites but complement each other, has been shaped by feeding with Indian, Persian and Islamic culture. At 15th century Ali Şîr Nevâyî who was the most important personality for the formation and development of Chagatai literary language and literature, besides fed with Islamic and Iranian culture, remained faithful to the old Turkish belief system and presented

Keywords

Nevâyî, cosmos, heaven, heavenly bodies

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