The essays in this volume explore the Mediterranean both as a physical and cultural space, and as a conceptual notion that challenges the boundaries between East and West. It emphasizes the Ottoman Mediterranean, by exploring a variety of literary and non-literary texts produced between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth centuries.
About the Author
GORAN V. STANIVUKOVIC is Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Beyond the Olive Trees: Re-Mapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writings; G.V.Stanivukovic Emplotting the Early Modern Mediterranean; J.Burton Poisoned Figs, or "Traveler's Religion": Travel, Trade, and Conversion in Early Modern English Culture; D.Vitkus Cruising the Mediterranean: Narratives of Sexuality and Geographies of the Eastern Mediterranean in Early Modern English Prose Romances; G.V.Stanivukovic Imperial Lexicography and the Anglo-Spanish War; E.V.Campos The Battle of Alcazar, the Mediterranean, and the Moor; E.C.Bartels Mythologizing the Ottoman: The Jew of Malta and The Battle of Alcazar; L.Barroll Another Country: Marlowe and the Go-Between; R.Wilson "Come from Turkey": Mediterranean Trade in Late Elizabethan London; A.Stewart Barnaby Riche's Appropriation of Ireland and the Mediterranean World, or How Irish is "The Turk"?; C.C.Relihan Theatres of Empire in Milton's Epics; E.Sauer Turning to the Turk: Collaboration and Conversion in William Davenant's The Siege of Rhodes; M.Birchwood Satirizing English Tangier in Samuel Pepys's Diary and Tangier Papers; A.R.Beach From Invasion to Inquisition: Mapping Malta in Early Modern England; B.Andrea Afterword; D.Goffman