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The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923

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This book is about the principal writings that shaped the perception of Turkey for informed readers in English, from Edward Gibbon’s positing of imperial Decline and Fall to the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (1923), illustrating how Turkey has always been a part of the modern British and European experience.  It is a great sweep of a story: from Gibbon as standard textbook, through Lord Bryon the pro-Turkish poet, and Benjamin Disraeli the Romantic novelist of all things Eastern, followed by John Buchan's Greenmantle First World War espionage fantasies, and then Manchester Guardian reporter Arnold Toynbee narrating the fight for Turkish independence.


Titel: The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923
Autoren/Herausgeber: David S. Katz
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9783319410593

Seitenzahl: 299
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 534 g
Sprache: Englisch

David S. Katz is Director of the Lessing Institute for European History and Civilization at Tel Aviv University, Israel where he has taught since 1978.  He also holds the Abraham Horodisch Chair for the History of Books. - Newsletter
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