Imagined, Embodied and Actual Turks in Early Modern Europe
The book series Ottomania researches the cultural transfers between the Ottoman Empire and Europe with a focus on the performing arts
The confrontation between European countries and the expanding Ottoman Empire in the early modern era has played a major role in numerous fields of history. The aim of this book is to investigate the European-Ottoman interrelations from three angles. One deals with the circumstances: how did the Europeans meet the Turks in pragmatic and diplomatic connections? Another concerns imagery: how were the Turks depicted in literature and art? The third examines performativity: how were the Turks inserted into plays, operas and ceremonies?
This book confronts mental, visual and embodied images with historical positions and conditions. The focus, therefore, is on the dynamic interactive processes of experience, embodiment and imagination in context. Bringing together Turkish and European scholars, it applies a number of research strategies used by historians to the history of art, literature, music and theatre.
Contributions by Mogens Pelt | Kate Fleet | Maria Pia Pedani | Pál Ács | Robert Born | Asli Çirakman | Günsel Renda | Pia Schwarz Lausten |
Anne Duprat | Marcus Keller | Charlotte Colding Smith | Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen | Dirk van Waelderen | Bent Holm | Suna Suner