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The shaping of Turkey in the British imagination, 1776-1923

Author: David S Katz
Publisher: Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about the principal writings that shaped the perception of Turkey for informed readers in English, from Edward Gibbon's positing of imperial Decline and Fall to the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (1923), illustrating how Turkey has always been a part of the modern British and European experience. It is a great sweep of a story: from Gibbon as standard textbook, through Lord Bryon the pro-Turkish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Katz
ISBN: 9783319410593 3319410598
OCLC Number: 950954310
Description: xi, 299 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: "Bag and Baggage" --
2. Edward Gibbon's Eastern Question (1776-1788) --
3. Lord Byron, Turkophile and his Grand Tour to the East (1809-1811) --
5. Greenmantle at the Ministry of Information: John Buchan, the First World War and the Turks --
6. Arnold Toynbee on the Quay at Smyrna, 1921-1922 --
7. Conclusion: Turkey-in-Europe, Turkey-in-Asia, Turkey-in Britain.
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