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Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date December 8, 2011
Pages 342
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226024486
ISBN-10 0226024482
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $98.00
Other format details university press
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Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel.

More than mere exoticism, Oriental tales fascinated ordinary readers as well as intellectuals, taking the fancy of philosophers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Diderot in France, and writers such as Defoe, Swift, and Goldsmith in Britain. Aravamudan shows that Enlightenment Orientalism was a significant movement that criticized irrational European practices even while sympathetically bridging differences among civilizations. A sophisticated reinterpretation of the history of the novel, Enlightenment Orientalism is sure to be welcomed as a landmark work in eighteenth-century studies.


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from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 8, 2011)
9780226024486 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $98.00
About: Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century.
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 8, 2011)
9780226024493 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.20 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $33.00
About: Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century.

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