Show | Korkut’s Legacy and the Turkic World

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from Wednesday 15 April, 2015
to Wednesday 15 April, 2015

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Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, Room I, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

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The cultural evening “Korkut's Legacy and the Turkic World” dedicated to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO and the 200th anniversary of first printed version of the "Book of Dede Korkut", Turkic epic story, organized in collaboration with the International Turkic Academy with participation of artists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russian Federation.
Dede Korkut is a legendary fatherly figure, whose epic story both of 13-14th centuries is recited throughout the Turkic world. Dede Korkut’s tales convey the society’s inherited identity, ethical values, principles and customs from generation to generation as a symbol of the culture, social lifestyle and pre-Islamic codes and beliefs of the nomadic Turkic tribes. The book's narrative constitutes an important part of overall cultural heritage of Turkic states and communities. Since early 18th century, the Book of Dede Korkut has been translated into French, English, and Russian. H.F. Von Diez, who published a partial German translation of Dede Korkut in 1815, based on a manuscript found in the Royal Library of Dresden, that Dede Korkut became widely known to the West. Another 200-year old copy is maintained at the Archives of the Vatican.

By invitation, limited seating capacity: