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Engaging with current debates about the “clash of civilizations,” this book offers a novel challenge to the notion of a monolithic Islam in opposition to a monolithic West. The essays in this book analyze a range of genres – travel narrative, canonical and non-canonical drama, and prose romance – to consider geographical areas beyond the Ottoman Empire, including Mughal India, Safavid Persia, and the Muslim regions of Southeast and Central Asia. This collection deepens our post-Saidian understanding of the complexity of real and imagined “traffic” between England and the “Islamic worlds” it encountered and constructed.

Citation Information

  • Full Title: Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds
  • City of Publication: New York
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: 2011
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