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Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596-1682
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Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596-1682 (Hardback)

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This book examines the letters, diaries, and published accounts of English and Scottish travelers to Greece in the seventeenth century, a time of growing interest in ancient texts and the Ottoman Empire. Through these early encounters, this book analyzes the travelers' construction of Greece in the early modern Mediterranean world and shows how travel became a means of collecting and disseminating knowledge about ancient sites. Focusing on the mobility and exchange of people, artifacts, texts, and opinions between the two countries, it argues that the presence of Britons in Greece and of Greeks in England aroused interest not only in Hellenic antiquity, but also in Greece's contemporary geopolitical role. Exploring myth, perception, and trope with clarity and precision, this book offers new insight into the connections between Greece, the Ottoman Empire, and the West.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 02/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9783319626116  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Efterpi Mitsi is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

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