Looking East: English Writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800

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Title: Looking East: English Writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800
Author: MacLean, Gerald
Description: Looking East explores early modern English attitudes toward the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century. To a nation just arriving on the international scene, the Ottoman Empire was at once the great enemy and scourge of Christendom, and at the same time the fabulously wealthy and magnificent court from which the sultan ruled over three continents with his great and powerful army. By taking the imaginative, literary and poetic writing about the Ottoman Turks and putting it alongside contemporary historical documents, the book shows that fascination with the Ottoman Empire shaped how the English thought about and represented their own place within the world as a nation with increasing imperial ambitions of its own.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1019
Date: 2007


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