"Kindred Voices" by Michael Pifer

Kindred Voices A Literary History of Medieval Anatolia Michael Pifer

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
27 Jul 2021
ISBN:
9780300250398
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
320 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
7 b-w illus.

Michael Pifer explores how Muslim and Christian poets of Anatolia grappled with the stunning cultural diversity of their region, home not only to Armenians and Greeks, but also to Persians, Turks, Arabs, Mongols, Jews, and others. This convergence produced fresh poetic styles and sensibilities, native to no single people, enabling the period’s literature to speak to new and wider audiences. It is the first book to study the era’s major poets against the canvas of this broader literary ecosystem.

Michael Pifer is lecturer in Armenian language and literature at the University of Michigan. His publications include the coedited volume An Armenian Mediterranean: Words and Worlds in Motion. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.