Islam and the Victorians: Nineteenth Century Perceptions of Muslim Practices and Beliefs

by

Write The First Customer Review

This book brings to life Victorian Britain's conceptions and misconceptions of the Muslim World using a thorough investigation of varied cultural sources of the period. She discovers the prevailing representation of Muslims and Islam in the two major spheres of British influence - India and the Ottoman Empire - was reinforced by reoccurring themes: through literature and entertainment the public saw ""the Mahomedan"" as the ""noble savage,"" a perception reinforced through travel writing and fiction of the ""exotic east"" ...

Islam and the Victorians: Nineteenth Century Perceptions of Muslim Practices and Beliefs 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845114299

Hardcover

Select