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The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923

Authors: Katz, David S.

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  • Explores the principal writings which shaped the perception of Turkey in England
  • Looks at a broad range of works from Edward Gibbon to Byron and Buchan
  • Illustrates Turkey's place in British and European imagination and experience
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This book is about the principal writings that shaped the perception of Turkey for informed readers in English, from Edward Gibbon’s positing of imperial Decline and Fall to the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (1923), illustrating how Turkey has always been a part of the modern British and European experience.  It is a great sweep of a story: from Gibbon as standard textbook, through Lord Bryon the pro-Turkish poet, and Benjamin Disraeli the Romantic novelist of all things Eastern, followed by John Buchan's Greenmantle First World War espionage fantasies, and then Manchester Guardian reporter Arnold Toynbee narrating the fight for Turkish independence.

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David S. Katz is Director of the Lessing Institute for European History and Civilization at Tel Aviv University, Israel where he has taught since 1978.  He also holds the Abraham Horodisch Chair for the History of Books.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: ‘Bag and Baggage’

    Pages 1-8

    Katz, David S.

  • Edward Gibbon’s Eastern Question (1776–1788)

    Pages 9-60

    Katz, David S.

  • Lord Byron, Turkophile and His Grand Tour to the East (1809–1811)

    Pages 61-125

    Katz, David S.

  • Disraeli’s Eastern Career, 1830–1880

    Pages 127-198

    Katz, David S.

  • Greenmantle at the Ministry of Information: John Buchan, the First World War and the Turks

    Pages 199-232

    Katz, David S.

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eBook $19.99
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Softcover $29.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41060-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41060-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82256-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 299
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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