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Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt

Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 om ti v d u ca fri ies an of d M ,A th e l. Vo © 20 3, o. 10 ni v ,N y 11 b k Du eU i er s ty Pre ss Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam have set tmselves two ambitious tasks in Indo-Persian Travels in t Age of Discoveries: to present autobiographical travel narratives written in Persian as a corpus integral to t larger field of travel hiory and to explore t relation between this corpus and contemporaneous cial and hioal processes. T texts under consideration are delimited by both genre and itinerary, including only autobiographical travel narratives that eitr originate in or pass through t Indian Subcontinent. While intra-Asian travel is t focus of t book, it does not reproduce t typical frailties afflicting t hiory of travel in t age of discovery by replacing Eurocentrism with Percentrism. A comparative and connective framework ens t hioized discussion of travel literature and its value for cultural hiory. Indo- Persian Travels challenges orientali assumptions that Asians, before coming under Europn colonial domination, were not curious about t re of t world. As “t Age of Discoveries” in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Duke University Press

Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press
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1089-201X
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1548-226X
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10.1215/1089201X-2010-043
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 om ti v d u ca fri ies an of d M ,A th e l. Vo © 20 3, o. 10 ni v ,N y 11 b k Du eU i er s ty Pre ss Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam have set tmselves two ambitious tasks in Indo-Persian Travels in t Age of Discoveries: to present autobiographical travel narratives written in Persian as a corpus integral to t larger field of travel hiory and to explore t relation between this corpus and contemporaneous cial and hioal processes. T texts under consideration are delimited by both genre and itinerary, including only autobiographical travel narratives that eitr originate in or pass through t Indian Subcontinent. While intra-Asian travel is t focus of t book, it does not reproduce t typical frailties afflicting t hiory of travel in t age of discovery by replacing Eurocentrism with Percentrism. A comparative and connective framework ens t hioized discussion of travel literature and its value for cultural hiory. Indo- Persian Travels challenges orientali assumptions that Asians, before coming under Europn colonial domination, were not curious about t re of t world. As “t Age of Discoveries” in

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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle EastDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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