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The Resource Re-orienting the Renaissance : cultural exchanges with the East, Edited by Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)

Re-orienting the Renaissance : cultural exchanges with the East, Edited by Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)

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Re-orienting the Renaissance : cultural exchanges with the East
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Re-orienting the Renaissance
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cultural exchanges with the East
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Edited by Gerald MacLean
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eng
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'9/11 has made it a matter of urgency for scholars to rethink the history of the interactions between Christianity and Islam. The essays in this volume demonstrate that, in addition to the rediscovery of Antiquity, cultural and commercial exchanges between Islam and western Europe played a decisive role in the making of the Renaissance. In a series of carefully-researched and well-crafted chapters, the authors reveal an intricate world of artistic, economic, and intellectual exchange. In sum, Re-Orienting the Renaissance does just that: it gets the reader thinking in new ways about an ostensibly familiar subject, with particular attention to the history of the relationship of the Renaissance to the Islamic cultures of the period.' - John Jeffries Martin, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Trinity University, USA 'Scholars of the Renaissance period are already familiar with comparative analyses of Italy and Northern Europe. The East-West re-orientation proposed in this volume is a welcome, indeed overdue step. Its detailed case studies will undoubtedly stimulate deeper understanding of Ottoman history and help in assessing the complexity of the existing relationships between the Christian West and the Muslim East, still too dominated by cultural stereotypes.' - Alessandro Arcangeli, Associate Professor of Renaissance and Early Modern History, University of Verona, Italy 'This is a remarkable collaboration by lucid, expert, independent-minded scholars working towards a common theme. That theme - the East's contact with the West - is often misrepresented. In this book each of the writers re-presents that exchange - and gets it right. Re-orienting the Renaissance is a step-change in writing about history, literature and art. It works by resonance, with one essay carrying over into the next. There are no awkward transitions, no glitches. This is the way that complex and contentious subjects should be presented, in their many facets. And, together, they make up a single, coherent and compelling argument. This is a major work, extremely accessible on the multifarious connections between 'Islam' and 'Christendom'.' - Andrew Wheatcroft, Director, The Centre for Publishing Studies, University of Stirling, UK
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non fiction
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1952-
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MacLean, Gerald M.
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  • Renaissance
  • East and West
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'As the writers in this volume show, the course of the Renaissance was moulded in a very fundamental way by the close linkages, connections and mutual commericial, intellectual and cultural influences that had developed in the mediaeval period between Islam and Christendom, and the degree of traffic between the two ...At all levels, the Ottoman world impinged directly on Renaissance life, and the intellectual awakening that the Renaissance represented owed almost as much from the interplay of East and West as it did to any process of self-regeneration drawing from Greek and Roman roots.' - from the Foreword by William Dalrymple This book brings together a range of essays from leading scholars and writers, providing a fascinating and original approach to the Renaissance which challenges settled certainties, such as the difference between East and West, the invariable conflict between Islam and Christianity, the 'rebirth' of European civilization from roots in classical Greece and Imperial Rome, and points the way for a comprehensive re-orientation of our thinking about the Renaissance
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Re-orienting the Renaissance : cultural exchanges with the East, Edited by Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)
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Originally published in: 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction / George MacLean -- The status of the Oriental traveller in Renaissance Venice / Deborah Howard -- St George between East and West / Jerry Brotton -- Mummy is become merchandise / Philip Schwyzer -- A double perspective and a lost rivalry / Barnaby Rogerson -- The French Renaissance in search of the Ottoman empire / Philip Mansel -- Petrarch and 'that mad dog Averroes' / Robert Irwin -- Arab views of Europeans, 1578-1727 / Nabil Matar -- The treacherous cleverness of hindsight / Caroline Finkel
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9780230523869
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1 online resource (xxiii, 187 p.)
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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
9780230523869
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Re-orienting the Renaissance : cultural exchanges with the East, Edited by Gerald MacLean, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction / George MacLean -- The status of the Oriental traveller in Renaissance Venice / Deborah Howard -- St George between East and West / Jerry Brotton -- Mummy is become merchandise / Philip Schwyzer -- A double perspective and a lost rivalry / Barnaby Rogerson -- The French Renaissance in search of the Ottoman empire / Philip Mansel -- Petrarch and 'that mad dog Averroes' / Robert Irwin -- Arab views of Europeans, 1578-1727 / Nabil Matar -- The treacherous cleverness of hindsight / Caroline Finkel
Control code
9780230523869
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 187 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
9780230523869
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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