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The Resource Looking east : English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800, Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)

Looking east : English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800, Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)

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Looking east : English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800
Title
Looking east
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English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800
Statement of responsibility
Gerald MacLean
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 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
  • 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
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UK-WkNB
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1952-
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MacLean, Gerald M.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Turkey
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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
Label
Looking east : English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800, Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-289) and index
Contents
Introduction : Islam, the Ottomans and early modern England -- The English encounter the Ottoman world -- The English abroad : travellers, traders, captives and colonists in the Ottoman Mediterranean -- Performing East and captive agency -- On turning Turk, or trying to : Robert Daborne's A Christian turn'd Turke -- The sultan's beasts : encountering Ottoman fauna -- The making of the British imperial subject -- 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 : by way of conclusion
Control code
9780230591844
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 300 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230591844
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Looking east : English writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800, Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-289) and index
Contents
Introduction : Islam, the Ottomans and early modern England -- The English encounter the Ottoman world -- The English abroad : travellers, traders, captives and colonists in the Ottoman Mediterranean -- Performing East and captive agency -- On turning Turk, or trying to : Robert Daborne's A Christian turn'd Turke -- The sultan's beasts : encountering Ottoman fauna -- The making of the British imperial subject -- 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 : by way of conclusion
Control code
9780230591844
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 300 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230591844
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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