The (European) Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Culture: Ninth-Twelfth Century AD (BOK)

Nizar F. Hermes

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Contrary to the monolithic impression left by postcolonial theories of Orientalism, the book makes the case that Orientals did not exist solely to be gazed at. Exploring a cross-section of 9th through 12th centuries, non-religious Arabic prose and poetic texts such as the geo-cosmographical literature, recits de voyages, diplomatic memoirs, captivity narratives, pre-Crusade and Crusade poetry, Nizar F. Hermes shows that there was no shortage of medieval Muslims who cast curious eyes and minds towards the "European Other" and that more than a handful of them were textually and physically interested in Europe.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Nizar F. Hermes
Forlag
BAKER & TAYLOR
ISBN 9780230109407
Antall sider 260 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22,4cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 453 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Literary studies: poetry & poets, Islam, History of religion