Remapping Travel Narratives, 1000-1700: To the East and Back Again (Connected Histories in the Early Modern World)

Remapping Travel Narratives, 1000-1700: To the East and Back Again (Connected Histories in the Early Modern World)

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With a specific focus on travel narratives, this collection looks at how various Islamic and eastern cultural threads weaved themselves, through travel and trading networks, into Western European/Christian visual culture and discourse and, ultimately, into the artistic explosion which has been labeled the ""Renaissance.""Scholars from across humanities disciplines examine Islamic, Jewish, Spanish, Italian, and English works from a truly comparative and non-parochial perspective, to explore the transfer through travel of cultural and religious values and artistic and scientific practices, from the eleventh to the seventeenth centuries.