Looking East

English Writing and the Ottoman Empire before 1800

  • Authors
  • Gerald MacLean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Islam, the Ottomans and Early Modern England

  3. Beginnings

  4. Writing the Ottoman World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Gerald MacLean
      Pages 174-198
  5. Some Literary Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Gerald MacLean
      Pages 230-244
    3. Gerald MacLean
      Pages 245-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-300

About this book


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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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-28578-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59184-4
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