Homer's Turk

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Harvard University Press, Mar 5, 2013 - History
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Spanning the Crusades, the Indian Raj, and the postwar decline of the British Empire, Homer’s Turk illuminates how English writers of all eras have relied on Greek and Roman literature to help them understand the world once called “the Orient.” Even today, the Classics frame the West’s relationship with the Islamic world, India, and China.
  

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Homer's Turk: How Classics Shaped Ideas of the East

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In this erudite work of survey, synthesis, and analysis, Toner (director of studies in classics, Hughes Hall, Univ. of Cambridge, U.K.) examines the ways in which English historians and travel writers ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
The Uses of Classics
Classics and Medieval Images of Islam
Traders and Travelers
Gibbons Islam
The Roman
Empires Ancient and Modern
Colonial Adventures
Screen Classics
America Roma Nova
Notes
Index
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