Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Anglo-Ottoman encounter: Diplomacy, commerce, and popular culture, 1580-1650
by Roy, Steven A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 115; 1522257
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examines the foundation of the Anglo-Ottoman encounter and extrapolates the interconnected and diverse ramifications of this unique cross-cultural relationship from 1580 to 1650. By using a diverse array of sources from travelogues, newsletters, political pamphlets, government reports, state papers, and popular plays and sermons, this thesis expands upon earlier works by demonstrating that politics, culture, religion, and diplomacy were mutually reinforcing. By 1650, England's encounter with the Ottoman Empire altered European perceptions of England, the development of English industry and overseas commerce and definitively changed English notions of self-identity and representations of Catholicism and Islam. Ultimately, both English commoners and courtiers were far more willing to accommodate the Ottomans and Islam than the tenets of Catholicism that they found so abhorrent.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Berberian, Houri
Commitee: Igmen, Ali F., Keirn, Tim
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: History
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Middle Eastern history, European history, World History
Publication Number: 1522257
ISBN: 978-1-267-97752-6
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