Mihri Hatun

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Mihri Hatun


Born in 1456, in Amasya; died there in 1514. Turkish poet.

The daughter of a judge, Mihri Hatun knew both Arabic and Persian. The basic themes of her poetry are love and the freedom of expression. In her diwan, a special place is held by the ghazals (over 200), which protest the code of Muslim morality and medieval customs. Her long Poem of Confession reflects Mihri Hatun’s free-thinking views and her doubts concerning divine wisdom and justice.


Diwan. Moscow, 1967. Critical notes and introductory article by E. I. Mashtakova. (Text in Turkish.)


Mashtakova, E. I. Iz istorii satiry i iumora v turetskoi literature (XIV–XVII). Moscow, 1972.
Necatigil, B. Edebiyatimizda isimler sözlügü, 7th ed. Istanbul, 1972.


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Amasya'da yasayan Mihri Hatun erkek egemen dusunceye karsi eserleriyle kadin kisiligini savunurken, 19.