Early Modern Tales of Orient: A Critical Anthology

Front Cover
Psychology Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 290 pages
0 Reviews
A collection of travellers tales. By introducing an array of accounts (of exploration, diplomatic, and commercial ventures), Kenneth Parker seeks to challenge widely-held assumptions about Early Modern encounters in the Orient. The documents assembled in this text have extraordinary resonance for us today. Many of the discourses which in part, emerged from those early encounters - such as Islamophobia, English Nationalism, and the Catholic/Protestant divide - are still active in contemporary society. This volume sheds a unique light on the development of a very English interest in the exotic.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
The rare and most wonderfull things 1590
36
The voyage of the Sutan of London to Constantinople 1598
48
A description of a voiage to Constantinople and Syria 1598
54
Sir Antony Sherley His Relation of his Trarels into Prrsia 1613
61
The erarels of cereaine Englishmen 1609
83
The Preathers Trarels 1611
106
An Itinsrary 1617
128
The toeall distoursc of the rare aduentures 1632
149
A ooyuge into the Lrvant 1636
175
Some years eravels into dirers pares 1677
195
A New Account of EastIndia and Prrsia 1698
221
Key dates and erenti
233
Jesuit bymn
248
Bibliogeapby
273
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

Kenneth Parker is Emeritus Professor and formerly Head of the Cultural Studies Graduate Centre, University of East London, UK.

Bibliographic information