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Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire : between East and West

Author: Dávid Mandler
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study examines the life of Arminius Vambéry, the nineteenth-century Hungarian writer, intellectual, and informal diplomat who traveled extensively throughout Central Asia. It uses his experiences to explore the identity politics of the period and the political and intellectual concept of Orientalism"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mandler, Dávid.
Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2016021073
Named Person: Ármin Vámbéry; Ármin Vámbéry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dávid Mandler
ISBN: 9781498538244 149853824X 9781498538251 1498538258
OCLC Number: 946160823
Description: xxiii, 189 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Arminius Vambéry, the self-made man : the journey from destitute Hungarian Jew to celebrated Central Asian expert in British public discourse --
Hungarian, explorer, Russophobe, and Eastern brother : Vambéry in British public discourse --
Vambéry and the great Goldziher : negotiating Jewishness, Zionism, Hungarianness, and each other --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Bram Stoker's Arminius : Vambéry in Dracula.
Responsibility: Dávid Mandler.

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