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Author Brotton, Jerry, author
Title This Orient Isle : Elizabethan England and the Islamic world / Jerry Brotton
Imprint UK ; USA : Allen Lane, is part of the Penguin Random House group of companies, 2016
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 人文社會聯圖  DA47.9.I76 B76 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020526539
1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 09-30-2021.
Descript xv, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-335) and index
Conquering Tunis -- The Sultan, the Tsar and the Shah -- The Battle for Barbary -- An Apt Man in Constantinople -- Unholy Alliances -- Sultana Isabel -- London Turns Turk -- Mahomet's Dove -- Escape from the Seraglio -- Sherley Fever -- More than a Moor
"In 1570, when it became clear she would never be gathered into the Catholic fold, Elizabeth I was excommunicated by the Pope. On the principle that 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', this marked the beginning of an extraordinary English alignment with the Muslim powers who were fighting Catholic Spain in the Mediterranean, and of cultural, economic and political exchanges with the Islamic world of a depth not again experienced until the modern age. England signed treaties with the Ottoman Porte, received ambassadors from the kings of Morocco and shipped munitions to Marrakesh. By the late 1580s hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Elizabethan merchants, diplomats, sailors, artisans and privateers were plying their trade from Morocco to Persia" -- Publisher's description
Subject Cultural relations -- History -- 16th century
East and West
British -- Islamic countries -- History -- 16th century
England -- Relations -- Islamic countries
Islamic countries -- Relations -- England
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1558-1603
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