The Ottoman Empire was one of the most important countries that influenced the Arab world in every way of life. More specifically, the Ottomans had an imprint on the Arabic literature: poetry, prose and novels. In this study, the researcher highlighted the image of the Ottoman Empire using four different Arabic novels written in different years (2005, 2010, 2012 and 2016) and in four different Arab countries (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine). The selected novels were: “Safar Barlak wa-durub al-qafr,” by Sulayman Qawabia, “Madarat Al Sharq” by Nabeel Suleiman, “The Druze of Belgrade” by Rabee Jaber, and “The Rider of the Wind” by Yaya Yakhlof. In “Safar Barlak wa-durub al-qafr”, the researcher highlighted the image of the obnoxious conscription policy, which the Ottoman Empire imposed on its citizens during World War I. In “Madarat Al Sharq” the key and decisive period of life in Syria was described. In “The Druze of Belgrade”, the image of the civil war between the Druze and Christians in the Mount Lebanon Governorate in1860 was highlighted. In “The Rider of the Wind” the image of daily life and history of Jaffa City under the Ottoman ruling were analyzed.
Shboul, Mohamed Taha Kayed
"The image of the Turks in the Levant novel,"
Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث: Vol. 7:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/aaup/vol7/iss1/10