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Barbarous Antiquity

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In the late sixteenth century, English merchants and diplomats ventured into the eastern Mediterranean to trade directly with the Turks. These initial exchanges had a profound effect on English literature. While the theatre investigated representations of religious and ethnic identity in its portrayals of Turks and Muslims, poetry, Jacobson argues, explored East-West exchanges primarily through language and the material text. Even as Eastern words and imports found their way into English poetry, poets wrestled with paying homage to classical authors and styles. As this book reveals, poems adapted from Latin or Greek sources and set in the ancient classical world were now reoriented to reflect a contemporary, mercantile Ottoman landscape.

As new condition in a similar unclipped dust wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

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Author(s):
Miriam Jacobson
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x16cms
Edition:
2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0812246322
ISBN-13:
9780812246322
Number of pages:
283
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Title:
Barbarous Antiquity.

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In the late sixteenth century, English merchants and diplomats ventured into the eastern Mediterranean to trade directly with the Turks. These initial exchanges had a profound effect on English literature. While the theatre investigated representations of religious and ethnic identity in its portrayals of Turks and Muslims, poetry, Jacobson argues, explored East-West exchanges primarily through language and the material text. Even as Eastern words and imports found their way into English poetry, poets wrestled with paying homage to classical authors and styles. As this book reveals, poems adapted from Latin or Greek sources and set in the ancient classical world were now reoriented to reflect a contemporary, mercantile Ottoman landscape.

As new condition in a similar unclipped dust wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Added value:
As new unclipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Miriam Jacobson
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x16cms
Edition:
2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0812246322
ISBN-13:
9780812246322
Number of pages:
283
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Title:
Barbarous Antiquity.

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