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Sway of the Ottoman Empire on English identity in the long eighteenth century /
by Emily M.N. Kugler.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
description
xi, 212 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004214224 (hardback : acid-free paper), 9789004214224 (hardback : acid-free paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
isbn
9004214224 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9789004214224 (hardback : acid-free paper)
contents note
Introduction: The 'other' England: Ottoman influence on English identity -- Captivity, apostasy, and imperial anxieties: English fantasies and fears of the Ottoman influence -- Arabic castaways in the high and low churches: debating English Protestantism in the seventeenth-century Ibn Tufayl translations -- The Ottoman influence in Robinson Crusoe: failures of English imperial identity -- Race and romance: Othello, Oroonoko and the decline of the Ottoman influence -- "I am not what I am": reimagining Shakespeare's Moor of Venice, 1603-1787 -- Oriental princes and noble slaves: romance models of race in Oroonoko, 1688-1788 -- Conclusion: The continued anxieties of empire: after the Ottoman influence.
catalogue key
8401606
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Emily M.N. Kugler, B.A. Scripts Women's College and Ph.D. from University of California San Diego, is Assistant Professor of British Eighteenth-Century Literature at Colby College. Through an interdisciplinary approach to Eighteenth-Century Studies, she focuses on the migration of cultural ideas across geographic, socio-economic, and temporal spaces. Her work draws on cultural histories of the Transatlantic, the Ottoman Empire, Central and Western Europe, as well as East Asia.
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Summaries
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This volume challenges concepts of an historically powerful England and shows both that the intermingling of Islamic and English Protestant identity was a recurring theme of the 18th century, and that this cultural mixing was a topic of debate and anxiety in the English cultural imagination.
Description for Reader
All those interested in intellectual history, eighteenth-century studies, English interations with the Mediterranean, history of racial representations, Orientalism.
Main Description
This book challenges concepts of an ahistorically powerful England and shows both that the intermingling of Islamic and English Protestant identity was a recurring theme of the eighteenth century, and that this cultural mixing was a topic of debate and anxiety in the English cultural imagination. It charts the way representation of England and the Ottomans changed as England grew into an imperial power. By focusing on texts dealing with the Ottomans, the author argues that we can observe the turning point in public perceptions, the moments when English subjects began to believe British imperial power was a reality rather than an aspiration.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: The 'Other' England: Ottoman Influence on English Identityp. 1
Captivity, Apostasy, and Imperial Anxieties: English Fantasies and Fears of the Ottoman Influencep. 17
Arabic Castaways in the High and Low Churches: Debating English Protestantism in the Seventeenth-Century Ibn Tufayl Translationsp. 35
The Ottoman Influence in Robinson Crusoe: Failures of English Imperial Identityp. 55
Race and Romance: Othello, Oroonoko and the Decline of the Ottoman Influencep. 85
"I Am Not What I Am": Reimagining Shakespeare's Moor of Venice, 1603-1787p. 97
Oriental Princes and Noble Slaves: Romance Models of Race in Oroonoko, 1688-1788p. 133
Conclusion: The Continued Anxieties of Empire: After the Ottoman Influencep. 179
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 211
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