Early Modern Tales of Orient: A Critical Anthology

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Kenneth Parker
Psychology Press, 1999 - History - 290 pages
Early Modern Tales of Orientchallenges the widely held assumption that English travelers originally went to the Orient to colonize. Gathered together for the first time, this collection of Renaissance traveler's tales presents startling evidence that early modern journeys were oftentimes made not to conquer exotic foreign countries, but instead to beg favors. Entertaining and highly readable, these ten stories of exploration, diplomacy, commerce, and tourism were extremely popular in their own time. Though 400 years old, the stories bring to light issues that resonate today: Islamophobia, English nationalism, representations of Turks and Persians, and the Catholic/Protestant divide.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The rare and most wonderfull things 1590
36
The voyage of the Susan of London to Constantinople 1598
48
A description of a voiage to Constantinople and Syria 1598
54
Sir Antony Sherley His Relation of his Travels into Persia 1613
61
The travels of certaine Englishmen 1609
83
The Preachers Travels 1611
106
An Itinerary 1617
128
The totall discourse of the rare aduentures 1632
149
A voyage into the Levant 1636
175
Some years travels into divers parts 1677
195
A New Account of EastIndia and Persia 1698
221
Key dates and events
233
Jesuit hymn
248
Bibliography
273
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Kenneth Parker is Emeritus Professor and formerly Head of the Cultural Studies Graduate Centre, University of East London, UK.

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