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Southeast Europe and the Idea of the History of Religions in Mircea Eliade

Florin Turcanu and Nicolas Meylan

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article discusses the place of southeast Europe in the crystallization of Mircea Eliade’s conception of the history of religions. Since the mid-1930s, Eliade regarded the Balkans as a region of ... More


Introduction

Charles Issawi

in Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195118131
eISBN:
9780199854554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118131.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The book is concerned with the way how some of the major cultures of the world have perceived and interacted with each other in the course of the last 2,000 years. The author has been interested in ... More


The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More


Introduction

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Over a period of some ... More


White Women and Moorish Fancy in Eighteenth‐Century Literature

Khalid Bekkaoui

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter draws parallels between the English nation's fascination with The Arabian Nights and the rise of particular generic paradigms. Taking examples from Penelope Aubin and other 18th-century ... More


Performance in Motion: Gender Identity, Performativity, and Travel Writing

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Having considered the theorisation of performativity by Judith Butler and Mary Louise Pratt, this chapter uses theatrical performances both in the fictional writing of Colette and Rachilde and in the ... More


Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Ros Ballaster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book considers this concept: narrative moves. Stories migrate from one culture to another, over vast distances sometimes, but their path is often difficult to trace and obscured by time. This ... More


Narrative Moves

Ros Ballaster

in Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to look at what western readers who imagined themselves into the role of Dinarzade—an observer from the sidelines of the dynamics of an eastern ... More


Shape-Shifting: Oriental Tales

Ros Ballaster

in Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter uses the trope of transmigration, so popular in oriental tales, to describe the relationship established between Orient and Occident through the consumption of narratives of the East in ... More


Epilogue: Romantic Revisions of the orient

Ros Ballaster

in Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that the late 18th century ushered in a new aesthetics of difference in the place of the preceding century's tendency to attempt to understand the ‘East’ by means of analogy. ... More


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