Rise of Oriental Travel: English visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720

Rise of Oriental Travel: English visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720

by Gerald Maclean
     
 

The Rise of Oriental Travel follows four Seventeenth-century Englishmen on their journeys around the Ottoman Empire while it was still expanding westward and the British were, for the first time in history, becoming important players in the Mediterranean. Contrary to the hostile declamations of Protestant preachers, they all found much to admire, from the

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The Rise of Oriental Travel follows four Seventeenth-century Englishmen on their journeys around the Ottoman Empire while it was still expanding westward and the British were, for the first time in history, becoming important players in the Mediterranean. Contrary to the hostile declamations of Protestant preachers, they all found much to admire, from the multi-culturalism of the Ottoman system to the food, weather and styles of life. This book shows that hostility between East and West is neither historical nor inevitable, but rather the result of selective memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230003262
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/08/2006
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
• Prologue
• Preface
• Acknowledgements
• List of Illustrations
• PART I: DALLAM'S ORGAN: BY SEA TO CONSTANTINOPLE, 1599
• Thomas Dallam
• On First Setting Out
• Mediterranean Encounters
• Istanbul
• PART II: BIDDULPH'S MINISTRY: TRAVELS AROUND ALEPPO, 1600-12
• William Biddulph's Anxiety of Authorship
• Preacher Among the Diplomats
• Troublesome Travelling Churchmen
• Journey to Aleppo
• Biddulph's Lessons from Aleppo
• Journey to Jerusalem
• PART III: BLOUNT'S VOYAGE: THE OTTOMAN LEVANT, 1634-36
• Sir Henry Blount, 1602-1682
• On Becoming a Passenger
• The Sinews of Empire: Venice to Istanbul
• Ottoman Egypt: African Empire in Ruins
• PART IV: "T.S." IN CAPTIVITY: NORTH AFRICAN SLAVERY, 1648-70
• T.S.'s Adventures and Restoration England
• Captive Agency
• For the Vainglory of Being a "Traveller"
• Slavery in Algiers
• On Tour With the Ottoman Army
• Tlemcen: Life in a Desert City
• Epilogue: What About the Women, Then?
• The Strange Case of Anne, Lady Glover
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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