Looking east [Elektronisk resurs] : English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800 / Gerald MacLean.
MacLean, Gerald. (författare)
- Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Engelska 320 p.
- Relaterad länk:
http://dx.doi.org/10... (Table of Contents / Abstracts)
- List of Illustrations Preface Introduction: Islam, the Ottomans and Early Modern England PART 1: BEGINNINGS The English Encounter the Ottoman World The English Abroad: Travellers, Traders, Captives and Colonists in the Ottoman Mediterranean Performing East and Captive Agency PART 2: WRITING THE OTTOMAN WORLD On Turning Turk, or Trying to: National Identity in Robert Daborne's A Christian Turn'd Turke The Sultan's Beasts: Encountering Ottoman Fauna The Making of the British Imperial Subject PART 3: SOME LITERARY IMPACTS Learn of a Turk: Restoration Culture and the Ottoman Empire A View from the West: Young American Writing about the Maghrib A View from the East: Don Juan in England Epilogue.
- Looking East examines how English encounters with the Ottoman Empire helped shape national identities and imperial ambitions. Engagingly written in an accessible style, this book demonstrates how the so-called 'conflict of civilizations' separating the Muslim East from the Christian West is a false and dangerous myth. -- Looking East examines how English encounters with the Ottoman Empire helped shape national identities and imperial ambitions at a time when the English were seeking to find a place for themselves in the larger world beyond ther insular realm. Engagingly written in an accessible style that will appeal to non-academic readers as well as scholars, this book demonstrates how the so-called 'conflict of civilizations' separating the Muslim East from the Christian West is a false and dangerous myth.
- 'Looking East sweeps aside the distortions of centuries of national history to reveal how our identity has been shaped by the myriad contacts between Britons and Ottomans' - Dr Caroline Finkel, author of Osman's Dream: A History of the Ottoman Empire' 'Looking East is a major contribution to the scholarship on English- and Scottish- interaction with the Ottoman world. The picture Gerald MacLean presents is far more complex and interesting than the somewhat simplistic image of East-West relations usually given by Edward Said and his followers. Instead of the old model of a straightforward binary dualism, MacLean has followed in the footsteps of Nabil Matar to present a Mediterranean world where what he calls 'mutuality, dialogue and reciprocity' predominate and where a significant number of Englishmen Turn'd Turk. This scholarly, surprising, erudite and quizzically humourous book looks set to change the way we think about early British interaction with the Muslim world.' - William Dalrymple, author of In Xanadu and From the Holy Mountain.
- Travel writing -- Turkey. (bicssc)
- Literary studies: classical, early & medieval -- Turkey. (bicssc)
- European history -- Turkey. (bicssc)
- Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700 -- Turkey. (bicssc)
- Social & cultural history -- Turkey. (bicssc)
- Travel and Tourism. (eflch)
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