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Washington Irving and Islam : critical essays

Author: Zubeda Jalalzai
Publisher: New York, NY : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines Washington Irving's biography of the Prophet Muhammed and his other writings that engage Islamic history and the Muslim world. It explores the influence of Spain, Muslim and Christian legends, gender, and heroic biographies on Irving's writing and illustrates Irving's articulation of Orientalism and American nationalism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Washington Irving and Islam.
New York, NY : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018009122
Named Person: Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zubeda Jalalzai
ISBN: 9781498569675 1498569676
OCLC Number: 1032810928
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Washington Irving and Islam / Zubeda Jalalzai --
Spanish orientalism: Washington Irving and the romance of the Moors / Michael Stevens --
What pious Moslem writers tell us: Irving's filtering of his sources in Mahomet and his successors / Ray Lacina --
A Knickerbocker prophet: Washington irving's Americanization of Mahomet" / Doyle Quiggle --
Think local, act global: the development of Islam in Washington Irving's Mahomet and his successors / Jeffrey Scraba --
Irving's cadijah and women of power in Salmagundi and Mahomet / Tracy Hoffman --
Afterword: the seal and conclusion / Jeffrey Einboden.
Responsibility: edited by Zubeda Jalalzai.

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This timely collection reclaims Washington Irving as a pivotal figure in American literature, casting light on some key works-Mahomet and his Successors, Tales of Alhambra, Conquest of Granada, Life Read more...

 
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