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The shaping of Turkey in the British imagination, 1776-1923, David S. Katz

Summary
This book is about the principal writings that shaped the perception of Turkey for informed readers in English, from Edward Gibbon's positing of imperial Decline and Fall to the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (1923), illustrating how Turkey has always been a part of the modern British and European experience. It is a great sweep of a story: from Gibbon as standard textbook, through Lord Bryon the pro-Turkish poet, and Benjamin Disraeli the Romantic novelist of all things Eastern, followed by John Buchan's Greenmantle First World War espionage fantasies, and then Manchester Guardian reporter Arnold Toynbee narrating the fight for Turkish independence.--, Provided by Publisher
Language
eng
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (xi, 299 pages)
Specific material designation
remote
Form of item
online
ISBN
9783319410593

Library Locations

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