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Re-Orienting the Renaissance

Cultural Exchanges with the East

  • Gerald MacLean

About this book

Introduction

This book explores how the Renaissance entailed a global exchange of goods, skills and ideas between East and West. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to Venetian publishing, from portraits of St George to Arab philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, the authors interrogate what all too often may seem to be settled certainties, such as the difference between East and West, the invariable conflict between Islam and Christianity, and the 'rebirth' of European civilization from roots in classical Greece and Imperial Rome.

Keywords

empire Europe Greece history Renaissance

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald MacLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230523869
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54350-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-52386-9
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