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Looking East examines how English encounters with the Ottoman Empire helped shape national identities and imperial ambitions. Engagingly written in an accessible style, this book demonstrates how the so-called 'conflict of civilizations' separating the Muslim East from the Christian West is a false and dangerous myth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230019676
ISBN-10: 0230019676
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 314
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gerald MacLean

GERALD MACLEAN (FRAS, FRHistS) is Professor of English at the University of Exeter and Honorary Professor, University of Kent at Canterbury. His books include Reorienting the Renaissance: Cultural Exchanges with the East, and The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720.

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