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

Verfasser/in: J P Toner
Verlag: Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: J P Toner
ISBN: 9780674073142 0674073142
OCLC-Nummer: 808008551
Beschreibung: x, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Inhalt: pt. I. Contexts. Classicizing orientalisms ; The uses of classics ; Classics and medieval images of islam --
pt. II. Texts. Traders and travelers ; Gibbon's islam ; The Roman raj ; Empires ancient and modern ; Colonial adventures --
pt. III. Afterwords. Screen classics ; American Roman nova.
Verfasserangabe: 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  Weiterlesen…

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