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Unfolding the Orient, Travellers in Egypt and the Near East

Unfolding the Orient, Travellers in Egypt and the Near East

Author : Paul Starkey

Egypt and the Near East have enchanted many people over the centuries. Travellers from the West have journeyed to this region for a variety of motives: in pursuit to knowledge, power, diplomacy and trade, for pleasure and adventure, on pilgrimage, to plunder and discover the exotic-or sometimes simply to discover themselves. Some have been more influenced than others by what they saw, bringing back tangible evidence of their visits, in the form of antiquities or other collectors' items, others have used their observations and experiences for their own literary and artistic ends. The collection of papers in these two volumes has its origin in the conference 'Travellers to Egypt and the Near East' held ar St Catherine's College, Oxford in July 1997. Mainly focusing on the nineteenth century, the essays cover a variety of themes, ranging from gender, religion, colonialism and economics through to historical events, literature and art. The papers included in Unfolding the Orient range from those on Mary Wortley Montagu and James Silk Buckingham to the grand tour phenomenon and the ruins of Sardis. The papers included in Interpreting the Orient range from those on Carl Haag and Gertrude Bell to gender politics in a colonial context. These essays provide a fascinating array of perspectives on a set of historical, literary and cultural relationships about which lively debate is certain to continue well into the twenty-first century. Paul Starkey studied Arabic and Persian at Oxford and now teaches at the University of Durham. He is the author of From the Ivory Tower: A Critical Study of Tawfiq al-Hakim (1987) and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature (1988). Janet Starkey studied social anthropology in Edinburgh and London and now teaches material culture at the University of Durham. She has worked extensively in the museum field, and is particularly interested in the ethnography of Egypt and Sudan.
$56.00
  • SKU
  • 3037010
  • ISBN:
  • 863722571
  • Author:
  • Paul Starkey
  • Pages:
  • 324
  • Pub. Year:
  • 1-1-2001
  • Publisher:
  • Ithaca press
  • Cover:
  • غلاف عادي
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