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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:   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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Berman, Jacob Rama.
American arabesque.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011043495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Rama Berman
ISBN: 9780814789506 0814789501 9780814745182 0814745180 081478951X 9780814723210 0814723217 9780814789513
OCLC Number: 929428594
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 269 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Guest Figures --
The Barbarous Voice of Democracy --
Pentimento Geographies --
Poe's Arabesque --
American Moors and the Barbaresque --
Arab Masquerade : Mahjar Identity Politics and Trans-nationalism --
Afterword: Haunted Houses.
Series Title: America and the long 19th century.
Responsibility: Jacob Rama Berman.

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