-Modern Language Quarterly
"Fuchs reads many of her texts with probing insight and imagination, and the breadth of her knowledge is very impressive."
"Elegant and illuminating...an admirable work of literary and cultural theory and historiography."
-Zeitschrift fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik
"Fuchs is an astute and imaginative reader of texts. Her emphasis on the circulation of 'counterfeited' identities...alone, is refreshing."
"To take the concept of miemsis as a cultural tool is a very powerful move and one Fuchs does with real elegance in this book."
-Studies in English Literature
"Recovering that sense of the self-evident importance of Islam to early modern Europe is a valuable project. Barbara Fuch's significant contribution to that begins as a corrective to recent writings on early modern colonialism; she rightly insists that European imperialism, and European identities, be seen not only in relation to the example of Rome, but also to Islam."
-Sixteenth Century Journal
"An intelligent and balanced bookand a necessary eye-opener on the triangulation of Europe, the Mediterranean and America in the early modern period."
-Seventeenth Century News
"...her text offers a lucid set of examples of an admirably original and, more importantly, useful insight into the nature of cultural and political influence both at the point of nationalism's emergence and in its present decline."
-Comparartive Literature Studies, Ryan W. Szpiech, Yale University