Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596–1682

Ebook Details

Authors

Efterpi Mitsi

Year 2017
Pages 206
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319626116
File Size 2.83 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 98
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Ebook Description

This book examines the letters, diaries, and published accounts of English and Scottish travelers to Greece in the seventeenth century, a time of growing interest in ancient texts and the Ottoman Empire. Through these early encounters, this book analyzes the travelers’ construction of Greece in the early modern Mediterranean world and shows how travel became a means of collecting and disseminating knowledge about ancient sites. Focusing on the mobility and exchange of people, artifacts, texts, and opinions between the two countries, it argues that the presence of Britons in Greece and of Greeks in England aroused interest not only in Hellenic antiquity, but also in Greece’s contemporary geopolitical role. Exploring myth, perception, and trope with clarity and precision, this book offers new insight into the connections between Greece, the Ottoman Empire, and the West.