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Homer's Turk : how classics shaped ideas of the East

Autor J P Toner
Vydavatel: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Vydání/formát:   Kniha : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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A seventeenth-century English traveler to the Eastern Mediterranean would have faced a problem in writing about this unfamiliar place: how to describe its inhabitants in a way his countrymen would understand? In an age when a European education meant mastering the Classical literature of Greece and Rome, he would naturally turn to touchstones like the Iliad to explain the exotic customs of Ottoman lands. His Turk  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Early works to 1800
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: J P Toner
ISBN: 9780674073142 0674073142
OCLC číslo: 808008551
Popis: x, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Obsahy: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Contexts --
1. Classicizing Orientalisms --
2. The Uses of Classics --
3. Classics and Medieval Images of Islam --
pt. II Texts --
4. Traders and Travelers --
5. Gibbon's Islam --
6. The Roman Raj --
7. Empires Ancient and Modern --
8. Colonial Adventures --
pt. III Afterwords --
9. Screen Classics --
10. America Roma Nova.
Odpovědnost: Jerry Toner.

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Spanning the Crusades, the Indian Raj, and the postwar decline of the British Empire, Homer's Turk illuminates how English writers of all eras have relied on Greek and Roman literature to help them  Přečíst více...

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Toner s thesis is both convincing and important. Greek and Roman literature did crucially shape subsequent Western perceptions of the Orient and, in doing so, was only slightly less important than Přečíst více...

 
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