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Ottomania: The Romantics and the Myth of the Islamic Orient

Ottomania: The Romantics and the Myth of the Islamic Orient

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A preview of Roderick Cavaliero's forthcoming book 'Ottomania', due to be published on 30th April 2010.

'Romanticism had its roots in fantasy and fed on myth'. So Roderick Cavaliero introduces the nineteenth-century European Romantic obsession with the Orient. Cavaliero brings on a rich cast of leading Romantic writers, artists, musicians and travellers, including Beckford, Byron, Shelley, Walter Scott, Pierre Loti, Thomas Moore, Rossini, Eugene Delacroix, Thackeray and Disraeli, who luxuriated in the exotic sights, sounds, literature and mythology of the Orient - the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Cavaliero analyses the Romantic vision of the Orient from Ottoman Turkey, through the Middle East, including Egypt and Persia, to the Vale of Kashmir - fascination with the exotic Orient mixed with distaste for despotic rule. The Romantics saw the Ottoman Empire as the feebler successor to the huge and invincible military state that threatened Europe in previous centuries; and the Ottoman Sultan as an absolute ruler living in distant splendour, with power of life and death over his people, stifling any national and democratic aspiration that might undermine his empire...

To keep reading about the book, please visit: http://www.ibtauris.com/display.asp?K=9781848851061
A preview of Roderick Cavaliero's forthcoming book 'Ottomania', due to be published on 30th April 2010.

'Romanticism had its roots in fantasy and fed on myth'. So Roderick Cavaliero introduces the nineteenth-century European Romantic obsession with the Orient. Cavaliero brings on a rich cast of leading Romantic writers, artists, musicians and travellers, including Beckford, Byron, Shelley, Walter Scott, Pierre Loti, Thomas Moore, Rossini, Eugene Delacroix, Thackeray and Disraeli, who luxuriated in the exotic sights, sounds, literature and mythology of the Orient - the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Cavaliero analyses the Romantic vision of the Orient from Ottoman Turkey, through the Middle East, including Egypt and Persia, to the Vale of Kashmir - fascination with the exotic Orient mixed with distaste for despotic rule. The Romantics saw the Ottoman Empire as the feebler successor to the huge and invincible military state that threatened Europe in previous centuries; and the Ottoman Sultan as an absolute ruler living in distant splendour, with power of life and death over his people, stifling any national and democratic aspiration that might undermine his empire...

To keep reading about the book, please visit: http://www.ibtauris.com/display.asp?K=9781848851061

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Published by: I.B.Tauris on Mar 11, 2010
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04/07/2014

 
Roderick Cavaliero is a writer and historian. He is the author of 
Admiral Satan:The Life and Campaigns of the Bailli de Suffren
,
Independence of Brazil 
and
Strangers in the Land: The Rise and Decline of the British Indian Empire
(allI.B.Tauris), as well as
Last of the Crusaders:The Knights of St John and Malta inthe Eighteenth Centur
and
Italia Romantica: English Romantics and ItalianFreedom
(bothTauris Parke Paperbacks).
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