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Title: Becoming Azerbaijani through language : On the Impact of Cǝlil Mǝmmǝdquluzadǝ's Anamın Kitabı
Author(s): Gasimov, Zaur T.Look up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Granting Institution: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Issue Date: 2015
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (17 Seiten, 6,19 MB)
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: [Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt], [Halle, Saale]
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-1981185920-872845
Abstract: As a unifying principle in nationalism, language has played a crucial role in the development of western European nations, foreign-dominated countries in Eastern Europe, as well as in the borderland regions of the Russian and Ottoman Empires. During the nineteenth century, linguistic nationalism spread from European megacities to these distant borderlands. In this dissemination, intellectuals, mostly Turcophone Muslims from the Russian Empire who circulated between St Petersburg, Crimea, Kazan, Baku, Istanbul, and Paris, played a key role. For one of the co-founders of modern Turkish nationalism, Yusuf Akçura, who was born in Simbirsk, studied in Istanbul, and spent years in exile in Paris, a language was “the most important cultural phenomenon” (Akçura 1998: 19). Turkish sociologist Ziya Gökalp (1876-1924), in his programmatic work Türkçülügün esaslarl (The Principles of Turkism, 2006 [1923]), promoted the idea of establishing the Istanbul dialect of Turkish as the principal language of the Turks and pleaded for the purging of Arabic and Persian loanwords from Ottoman Turkish (Gökalp 2006: 93–100). The Azerbaijani-Turkish entangled intellectual Ali Bey Hüseynzade stressed the linguistic bonds between the predominantly Muslim Turks and Christian Hungarians in his verse “Turan,”1 which significantly inspired Turanist and pan-Turkist circles among Turkish intellectuals during World War I and beyond.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: In CopyrightIn Copyright
Journal Title: Novel and nation in the Muslim world
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher Place: London
Original Publication: 10.1057/9781137477583_4
Page Start: 48
Page End: 64
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