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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


Neale’s Orientalism

LEON LITVACK

in J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263517
eISBN:
9780191682582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the secular, cultural, and historical factors that led Neale to investigate the Eastern Church. These factors are grouped under the heading ‘orientalism’. He faced debilitating ... 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


‘The Appeals of the Orient’: Colonized Desire and the War of the Riff

Nathaniel Berman

in Gender and Human Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260911
eISBN:
9780191698699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260911.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

‘The Appeals of the Orient’— in the February 1925 issue of the literary journal entitled Les Cahiers du Mois— summarized more than 100 responses to a questionnaire that was intended for various ... More


Nature and Some Naturalists

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses natural history and figures of nature that are present in Western writing about the East. It examines how the wilderness is represented, how it is seen by those who enter it, ... More


Not Knowing the Oriental

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Orientalism and the importance of knowing the Oriental people. Edward Said's book, Orientalism, helped propagate an understanding of Western discourse about the East as a ... More


Hegel's Orient, or the End of Romanticism

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fascination of early romantics with the Orient was in some respects biased. However, their prejudices cannot simply be retraced to crude national and colonial interests, since, as Said remarks in ... More


Change in Western Perceptions of the Orient Since the Eighteenth Century

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/9780195118131.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter examines the profound changes in the West's perception of the Orient between the 18th and 19th centuries from an attitude of respect and admiration to one of contempt. The term “Orient” ... More


Other Delicate Transition Issues: Covenants, Construction and Possible Corruption

Carmen Amado Mendes

in Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139002
eISBN:
9789888180127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on three sensitive issues of the transition period: the inclusion in the Macau Basic Law of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as well as ... More


The Rejection of Mycenaean Culture and the Oriental Connection

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter is devoted to Greco-Oriental contacts at the turn of the second and first millennia BC. The central concern is with continuities and discontinuities: essentially with the question of the ... More


A Rough Crossing

Ian Coller

in Arab France: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1798-1831

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260641
eISBN:
9780520947542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260641.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter suggests that the Orient/Occident dyad that Edward Said considered fundamental to European self-understanding was, if not absent, far less stable in this period than his argument would ... More


Fragments of a Mirror: The Writing of Gertrude Bell

Tamara Chalabi

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter proposes to explore the writing of Gertrude Bell through a few prisms: first, her interest in history and archaeology, and second, her private letters. It will examine how Bell’s ... More


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