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The Turk and Islam in the Western Eye, 1450–1750: Visual Imagery before Orientalism

The Turk and Islam in the Western Eye, 1450–1750: Visual Imagery before Orientalism

James G. Harper
August 07, 2017

Unprecedented in its range - extending from Venice to the New World and from the Holy Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire - this collection probes the place that the Ottoman Turks occupied in the Western imaginaire, and the ways in which this occupation expressed itself in the visual arts....

Early Encounters between East Asia and Europe: Telling Failures

Early Encounters between East Asia and Europe: Telling Failures

Ralf Hertel, Michael Keevak
July 11, 2017

While inquiries into early encounters between East Asia and the West have traditionally focused on successful interactions, this collection inquires into the many forms of failure, experienced on all sides, in the period before 1850. Countering a tendency in scholarship to overlook unsuccessful...

Western Visions of the Far East in a Transpacific Age, 1522–1657

Western Visions of the Far East in a Transpacific Age, 1522–1657

Christina H. Lee
May 25, 2017

Bringing to bear the latest developments across various areas of research and disciplines, this collection provides a broad perspective on how Western Europe made sense of a complex, multi-faceted, and by and large Sino-centered East and Southeast Asia. The volume covers the transpacific period--...

Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans: English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth

Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans: English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth

Brian C. Lockey
May 24, 2017

Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans considers how the marginalized perspective of 16th-century English Catholic exiles and 17th-century English royalist exiles helped to generate a form of cosmopolitanism that was rooted in contemporary religious and national identities but also...

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation

Eva Johanna Holmberg
May 22, 2017

Based on travel writings, religious history and popular literature, Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores the encounter between English travellers and the Jews. While literary and religious traditions created an image of Jews as untrustworthy, even sinister, travellers came to know...

Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico

Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico

Mónica Domínguez Torres
March 31, 2017

Bringing to bear her extensive knowledge of the cultures of Renaissance Europe and sixteenth-century Mexico, Mónica Domínguez Torres here investigates the significance of military images and symbols in post-Conquest Mexico. She shows how the 'conquest' in fact involved dynamic exchanges between...

Glass Exchange between Europe and China, 1550–1800: Diplomatic, Mercantile and Technological Interactions

Glass Exchange between Europe and China, 1550–1800: Diplomatic, Mercantile and Technological Interactions

Emily Byrne Curtis
March 31, 2017

In this study, Emily Byrne Curtis explores as her subject lenses, spectacles, aventurine glass, and windows found in China from the sixteenth century. She traces their technological development back to the glassworks in Murano, Venice, and explores their significance in terms of Venice's commerce...

Collaborative Translation and Multi-Version Texts in Early Modern Europe

Collaborative Translation and Multi-Version Texts in Early Modern Europe

Belén Bistué
November 30, 2016

Focusing on team translation and the production of multilingual editions, and on the difficulties these techniques created for Renaissance translation theory, this book offers a study of textual practices that were widespread in medieval and Renaissance Europe but have been excluded from...

The Culture of Piracy, 1580–1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime

The Culture of Piracy, 1580–1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime

Claire Jowitt
November 16, 2016

Listening to what she terms 'unruly pirate voices' in early modern English literature, in this study Claire Jowitt offers an original and compelling analysis of the cultural meanings of 'piracy'. By examining the often marginal figure of the pirate (and also the sometimes hard-to-distinguish...

Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Modern World

Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Modern World

Dana Leibsohn, Jeanette Favrot Peterson
October 26, 2016

What were the possibilities and limits of vision in the early modern world? How did political expansion, cross-cultural trade, scientific exploration and discrete religious practices require new ways of rendering the unknown visible, and of making what was seen knowable? Drawing upon experiences...

Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters

Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters

Anne J. Cruz, Maria Cristina Quintero
October 19, 2016

The prolific theatrical activity that abounded on the stages of early modern Europe demonstrates that drama was a genre that transcended national borders. The transnational character of early modern theater reflects the rich admixture of various dramatic traditions, such as Spain’s comedia and...

Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare

Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare

Jason Powell, William T. Rossiter
October 17, 2016

A detailed examination of the relationship between the discourses and practices of authority and diplomacy in the late medieval and early modern periods, Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare interrogates the persistent duality of the roles of author and ambassador. The volume...

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