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Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam, and European Identities
     

Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam, and European Identities

by Barbara Fuchs, Anne Barton, Stephen Orgel
 

ISBN-10: 0521543509

ISBN-13: 9780521543507

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Here the author explores the dynamics of imitation among early modern European powers in literary and historiographical texts from sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Spain, Italy, England, and the New World. The book considers a broad sweep of material, including European representations of New World subjects and of Islam. It supplements the transatlantic

Overview

Here the author explores the dynamics of imitation among early modern European powers in literary and historiographical texts from sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Spain, Italy, England, and the New World. The book considers a broad sweep of material, including European representations of New World subjects and of Islam. It supplements the transatlantic perspective on early modern imperialism with an awareness of the situation in the Mediterranean and considers problems of reading and literary transmission; imperial ideology and colonial identities; counterfeits and forgery; and piracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521543507
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #40
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Truth, fictions, and the New World; 2. Literary loyalties, imperial betrayals; 3. Lettered subjects; 4. Virtual Spaniards; 5. Faithless empires; 6. Pirating Spain; Conclusion.

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