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Islam as imagined in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English literature

Title
Islam as imagined in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English literature / Clinton Bennett.
ISBN
9780367714536
0367714531
9781032383217
1032383216
9781003152095
Publication
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
ix, 180 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
"Since medieval times English Literature has often demonized Muslims. The term 'Islamophobia' is recent but the phenomenon is old. This survey of literature focusing on the modern period identifies negative ideas about Islam in novels and plays. Some works are iconic some more obscure. However, the book highlights writers who challenged stereotypes and tended to see Muslims as equally capable of virtue and vice with Christians and others. The book deals with the role of the imagination in depicting others and how this serves authors' agendas. The conclusion brings the book's thesis into dialogue with debate in the USA today between supporters of multiculturalism and its critics. Anyone interested in how stereotypes are formed, perpetuated and can be challenged will profit from this book. It is aimed at a non-specialist readership"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Islam as imagined in 18th- and 19th-century English literature
Other formats
Online version: Bennett, Clinton. Islam as imagined in eighteenth and nineteenth century English literature New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 25, 2023
Series
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ; 151.
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ; 151
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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