American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Author: Jacob Rama Berman
Publisher: New York University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Rama Berman
OCLC Number: 940609531
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface: Roadside Attraction Acknowledgments Introduction: Guest Figures 1 The Barbarous Voice of Democracy 2 Pentimento Geographies 3 Poe's Taste for the Arabesque 4 American Moors and the Barbaresque 5 Arab Masquerade: Mahjar Identity Politics and Transnationalism Afterword: Haunted Houses Notes Bibliography Index About the Author

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American Arabesque succeeds on many levels, not the least of which is its forging of a method of transnational scholarship. Berman places importance on translation, not only in terms of linguistics Read more...

 
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