Item description for The Republic of Letters And the Levant (Intersections) by Alastair Hamilton, Maurits H. Van Den Boogert & Bart Westerweel...
The eleven articles in this book seek to document the interest in the Levant that prevailed in the Republic of Letters from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century. The emphasis is on those collectors of manuscripts and antiquaries who either travelled in the Middle East (the Vecchietti brothers, John Greaves and Patrick Russell) or who, remaining in Europe, acted through agents and correspondents - scholars like Peiresc, John Selden and Robert Boyle. But themes such as the discussion prompted by European translations of the Quran and by scholarly enterprises in the East (like the Mutaferrika printing press in Istanbul) also come to the fore in a volume which contributes to the history of oriental studies in early modern Europe.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
ISBN 9004147616 ISBN13 9789004147614
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More About Alastair Hamilton, Maurits H. Van Den Boogert & Bart Westerweel
Alastair Hamilton is Professor of Radical Reformation History at the University of Amsterdam and the C.L. Thijssen-Schoute Professor of the History of Ideas at the University of Leiden.
Alastair Hamilton was born in 1941 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Arcadian Visiting Research Professor at the School of Advanced Study,.