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The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776-1923

The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776-1923

by David S. Katz
Paperback
Publication Date: 15/06/2018
  $58.30
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.
ISBN:
9783319822563
9783319822563
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
15-06-2018
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
299
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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