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Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson : Ethiopian thought in the making of an English author

Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovers African influences on the Western imagination during the eighteenth century, paying particular attention to the ways Ethiopia inspired and shaped the work of Samuel Johnson.

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Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Jerónimo Lobo; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Jeronimo Lobo; Samuel Johnson; Jerónimo Lobo; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Laura Belcher
ISBN: 9780199793211 0199793212
OCLC Number: 755004191
Description: x, 285 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Three thousand years of Habesha history and discourse --
Samuel Johnson's discursive possession and The voyage to Abyssinia --
Johnson's reading, beliefs, and translation of The voyage to Abyssinia --
Habesha discourse in The voyage to Abyssinia --
Habesha discourse and Johnson's drama Irene --
Habesha discourse and Johnson's Oriental tales --
Habesha discourse in Johnson's sources for Rasselas --
Habesha discourse and Johnson's Rasselas.
Responsibility: Wendy Laura Belcher.

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For any collection supporting teaching or research on Johnson, 18th-century culture, the history of colonialism, or posttcolonial theory, this book is required reading. * C.S. Vilmar, CHOICE * Read more...

 
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