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Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds : Early Modern Cultural Studies - Linda McJannet

Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds

Early Modern Cultural Studies

By: Linda McJannet (Editor), Bernadette Andrea (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th July 2011
ISBN: 9780230115422
Number Of Pages: 272

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Engaging with current debates about the “clash of civilizations,” this book offers a novel challenge to the notion of a monolithic Islam in opposition to a monolithic West. The essays in this book analyze a range of genres—travel narrative, canonical and non-canonical drama, and prose romance—to consider geographical areas beyond the Ottoman Empire, including Mughal India, Safavid Persia, and the Muslim regions of Southeast and Central Asia. This collection deepens our post-Saidian understanding of the complexity of real and imagined “traffic” between England and the “Islamic worlds” it encountered and constructed. 

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"This is a very strong collection that will add significantly to current scholarship on Anglo-Islamic relations in the Early Modern period. It goes beyond the obsession with the Ottoman Turks in early modern writing, to demonstrate the importance of Arabs, Persians, Tartars, Mughals, and other Muslims. The methodology is strongly historicist (in the best sense of that word), providing rich and fascinating contextualizations of early modern written texts." - Daniel Vitkus, Professor of English, Florida State University

"Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds offers brilliant and nuanced insights into English literary negotiations with Islamic cultures, political Islam, and Islam as a religion in the early modern period. Overall, it provides an important corrective to the anti-Islamic notions of a clash of civilizations." - Jyotsna G. Singh, Professor of English, Michigan State University

"Documenting the English views of Muslims in multiple and contradictory ways, sometimes sympathetically, this welcome volume contests reactionary oppositions of East and West and offers nuanced analyses of various Islamic worlds, of their traffic with European economies and cultures, and of their variegated literary and theatrical representations in early modern England. [This volume] contributes valuably to a stimulating cluster of essays that interrogate Ottoman, Persian, and Mughal cultures and open fresh perspectives on an illuminating range of canonical and lesser known English works." - Richmond Barbour, Professor of English, Oregon State University

Series Editors' Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
List of Illustrationsp. xv
Introduction: Islamic Worlds in Early Modern English Literaturep. 1
From Maurice to Muhammad: Othello, Islam, and Baptismp. 21
Islam, Race, and Political Legitimacy in Ralegh's The Life and Death of Mahometp. 35
Persian Icons, Shi'a Imams: Liminal Figures and Hybrid Persian Identities on the English Stagep. 53
The Tartar King's Masque and Performances of Imperial Desire in Mary Wroth's The Countess of Montgomery's Uraniap. 73
Mariam Khan and the Legacy of Mughal Women in Early Modern Literature of Indiap. 97
"by my owne experience or the Most probablest Relation off others": Manuscript Travel Writing and Peter Mundy's "Relation" of Constantinople (1617-20)p. 123
Guy of Warwick, Godfrey of Bouillon, and Elizabethan Repertoryp. 139
"Now will I be a Turke": Performing Ottoman Identity in Thomas Goffe's The Courageous Turkp. 159
The Frontiers of Twelfth Nightp. 173
"A Turk's mustachio": Anglo-Islamic Traffic and Exotic London in Ben Jonson's Every Man out of His Humour and Entertainment at Britain's Bursep. 197
"Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement's": Domesticating Eastern Commodities in London Comediesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780230115422
ISBN-10: 023011542X
Series: Early Modern Cultural Studies
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 12th July 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 14.48  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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