Veiled Encounters (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
299
Utgivningsdatum
2008-01-01
Förlag
Editions Rodopi B.V.
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
222 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
430 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
Paperback
ISSN
0167-9392
ISBN
9789042024762
Veiled Encounters (häftad)

Veiled Encounters

Representing the Orient in 17th-Century French Travel Literature

Häftad Engelska, 2008-01-01
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Travel narratives were the principal source of knowledge about the lands of the Near East and the Indian Ocean Basin in 17th-century France. Claiming the authority of first-hand observation, they paradoxically rely for their legitimization on the tropes of an established literary tradition. The status of these texts remained ambiguous, not least because of their anecdotal depictions of great riches, brutality or sexual promise. Drawing on the insights of post-colonial scholarship, this study tackles a question given scant attention in previous work and suggests that beyond the hazy representation of the Orient, an opposition emerges between the threatening Near East and the indolent East Indies. Distinguishing recognizable representations from those generated by new encounters, this book questions the feasibility of cultural representation through travel, exploring a large corpus of original sources written by French ecclesiastics, gentlemen-travellers, ambassadors and adventurers. Linguistic, religious, cultural or geographical barriers meant most travellers remained distanced from the peoples about whom they would simultaneously become authoritative. The encounter was further transformed in narratives that were intended to entertain and to satisfy the criterion of curiosite. The 'Oriental' that emerges is a supremely variable entity, alternately naked or veiled, barbaric or civilized, menacing or attractive.
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Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Introduction Chapter 1. Capturing Cultural Encounter Chapter 2. The Literature of Encounter Chapter 3. Threat and the Near East Chapter 4. The East Indies: le Jardin de l'Orient Chapter 5. Aventures in the Orient Conclusion Bibliography Index