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American arabesque : Arabs, Islam, and the 19th-century imaginary

Author: Jacob Rama Berman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2012.
Series: America and the long 19th century
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Rama Berman
ISBN: 9780814789506 0814789501 9780814745182 0814745180 9780814789513 081478951X 9780814723210 0814723217
OCLC Number: 802316419
Description: 269 Seiten.
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
Series Title: America and the long 19th century
Responsibility: Jacob Rama Berman.


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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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