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Re-Orienting the Renaissance: Cultural Exchanges with the East

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This book tells the story of how a nineteenth-century concept, the Renaissance, has encouraged us to forget many of the artistic, social, religious, and cultural links between East and West characteristic of previous centuries. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to sodomy, from portraits of St. George to Arabic philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, celebrated wr ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published October 11th 2005)
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Gerald MacLean is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter, founder and co-director of Exeter Turkish Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and of the Royal Historical Society of London. He lives in Exeter.
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