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

著者: J P Toner
出版: Cambridge, Massachusetts : 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  続きを読む
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ジャンル/形式: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
ドキュメントの種類: 図書
すべての著者/寄与者: J P Toner
ISBN: 9780674073142 0674073142
OCLC No.: 808008551
物理形態: x, 306 pages ; 22 cm
コンテンツ: 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.
責任者: 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  続きを読む

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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 続きを読む

 
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