Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England

Receptions and Transformations from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period

  • Claire Gallien
  • Ladan Niayesh

Part of the New Transculturalisms, 1400–1800 book series (NETRANS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Claire Gallien, Ladan Niayesh
    Pages 1-14
  3. Resonant Identities: Models, Circulations, Correspondences

  4. Textual Resonances: Receptions, Translations, Transformations

  5. Aesthetic Resonances: Material Culture and Artistic Sensibilities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About this book


The concept of resonance collapses the binary between subject and object, perceiver and perceived, evoking a sound or image that is prolonged and augmented by making contact with another surface. This collection uses resonance as an innovative framework for understanding the circulation of people and objects between England and its multiple Asian Easts. Moving beyond Saidian Orientalism to engage with ongoing critical conversations in the fields of connected history, material culture, and thing theory, it offers a vibrant range of case studies that consider how meanings accrue and shift through circulation and interconnection from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. Spanning centuries of traveling translations, narratives, myths, practices, and other cultural phenomena, Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England puts forth resonance not just as a metaphor, but a mode of investigation.


the East in Early modern Europe Early modern travel writing Orientalism East-West encounters Romanticism material culture the Global turn Elizabeth I Queen of Sheba Ancient Persia Shakespeare Chinese gardens colonial India East India Company

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Gallien
    • 1
  • Ladan Niayesh
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Paul Valéry Montpellier IIIMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris DiderotParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22924-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22925-2
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