The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe

Editors: Keller, Marcus, Irigoyen-García, Javier (Eds.)

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  • Brings together an international group of scholars from the fields of history, literature, and the arts.
  • Discusses, from various angles, how early modern Orientalism is fundamentally dialectical.
  • Analyses a variety of material, travelogues to diaries to paintings, from a range of countries.
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Uniting twelve original studies by scholars of early modern history, literature, and the arts, this collection is the first that foregrounds the dialectical quality of early modern Orientalism by taking a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Dialectics of Orientalism demonstrates how texts and images of the sixteenth and seventeenth century from across Europe and the New World are better understood as part of a dynamic and transformative orientalist discourse rather than a manifestation of the supposed dichotomy between the 'East' and the 'West.' The volume's central claim is that early modern orientalist discourses are fundamentally open, self-critical, and creative. Analyzing a varied corpus-from German and Dutch travelogues to Spanish humanist treaties, French essays, Flemish paintings, and English diaries-this collection thus breathes fresh air into the critique of Orientalism and provides productive new perspectives for the study of east-west and indeed globalized exchanges in the early modern world.

About the authors

Marcus Keller is Associate Professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. In his research he focuses on sixteenth and seventeenth-century French literature and culture. He is the author of Figurations of France: Literary Nation-Building in Times of Crisis (1550-1650) (2011) and editor of The Turk of Early Modern France (2013).

Javier Irigoyen-García is Associate Professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research focuses on the representation of race and ethnicity in early modern Spain. He has published The Spanish Arcadia: Sheep Herding, Pastoral Discourse, and Ethnicity in Early Modern Spain (2013) and the forthcoming “Moors Dressed as Moors”: Clothing, Social Distinction, and Ethnicity in Early Modern Iberia.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Dialectics of Early Modern Orientalism

    Keller, Marcus (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • A Captive Library Between Morocco and Spain

    Zhiri, Oumelbanine

    Pages 17-31

  • Political Pragmatism, Humanist Ideals, and Early Modern Orientalism in Busbecq’s Turkish Letters

    Şahin, Kaya

    Pages 33-49

  • Competing Forms of Knowledge in Adam Olearius’s Orientalische Reise

    Heero, Aigi (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • The Discourse Regarding the Chinese and Muslim Worlds in the Hispanic Empire (New Spain and Castile, c.1550–1630)

    Gasch-Tomás, José L. (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe
Editors
  • Marcus Keller
  • Javier Irigoyen-García
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46236-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46236-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46235-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69039-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 252
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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